Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc ($HOT) Cautious Buy or Hold to $70 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

Company name Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc
Stock ticker HOT
Live stock price [stckqut]HOT[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $95.71
Target stock price (averages with growth) $6.2
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $6.2
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $77.61

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=hot

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (Starwood) is a hotel and leisure company. The Company conducts its hotel and leisure business both directly and through its subsidiaries. Its brand names include St. Regis (luxury full-service hotels, resorts and residences), Westin (luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts and residences), Le Meridien (luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts and residences), Sheraton (luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts and residences), Four Points (select-service hotels), Aloft (select-service hotels), and Element (extended stay hotels). The Company is organized into two business segments: hotels and vacation ownership and residential. In January 2013, the Company opened its second Westin hotel in Panama. In January 2013, it sold Aloft and Element Lexington to Rockwood Capital. In April 2013, it completed the sale of W New Orleans - French Quarter to Chesapeake Lodging Trust.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in this stock as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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