$0.98 EPS Expected for Marriott International (MAR); Andeavor (ANDV) Sellers Increased By 8.58% Their Shorts

October 10, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Andeavor Corporation (NYSE:ANDV) had an increase of 8.58% in short interest. ANDV’s SI was 4.43M shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 8.58% from 4.08M shares previously. With 1.50 million avg volume, 3 days are for Andeavor Corporation (NYSE:ANDV)’s short sellers to cover ANDV’s short positions. The SI to Andeavor Corporation’s float is 3.8%. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.28 on October 10, reaching $106.33. About 905,834 shares traded. Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) has 0.00% since October 10, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) to report $0.98 EPS on November, 6.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 7.69% from last quarter’s $0.91 EPS. MAR’s profit would be $365.01 million giving it 29.10 P/E if the $0.98 EPS is correct. After having $1.13 EPS previously, Marriott International Inc’s analysts see -13.27% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.17% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $114.08. About 1.39M shares traded. Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) has risen 58.26% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.56% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Andeavor had 4 analyst reports since August 14, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, September 28. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Scotia Capital to “Hold”. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Howard Weil to “Sector Perform”.

Andeavor, formerly Tesoro Corporation, is an independent petroleum refining, logistics and marketing company. he Company operates through three divisions. The company has market cap of $16.68 billion. The Refining operating segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum coke for sale in bulk markets to a range of clients within its markets. It has a 37.78 P/E ratio. The TLLP segment comprises Tesoro Logistics LP’s assets and operations, and includes certain natural gas and crude oil gathering assets, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) processing assets, and crude oil and refined products terminaling, and transportation.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 40 investors sold Marriott International Inc shares while 226 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 241.03 million shares or 2.97% less from 248.42 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd has 0.08% invested in Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) for 68,696 shares. Sarasin Limited Liability Partnership has 721,685 shares. Cleararc Capital reported 19,155 shares. First Allied Advisory Services has 0.02% invested in Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) for 3,530 shares. Hl Fincl Services Limited Co has 17,505 shares. Symphony Asset Mgmt Ltd Company has 11,750 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Apg Asset Nv holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) for 480,824 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can invested in 200,301 shares. Adelante Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 3.02% in Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR). First Midwest National Bank & Trust Trust Division has 13,475 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Quantres Asset Mgmt Limited reported 6,800 shares. Raymond James accumulated 0.06% or 254,618 shares. Beech Hill Inc stated it has 1.97% of its portfolio in Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR). Gotham Asset Management Limited Liability Co owns 381,379 shares. Gradient Lc holds 0.01% or 2,011 shares in its portfolio.

Among 18 analysts covering Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Marriott International had 44 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Evercore maintained the shares of MAR in report on Monday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Monday, August 7. As per Monday, November 28, the company rating was downgraded by Evercore. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Friday, February 17. On Monday, September 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 10 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 23 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Tuesday, February 21, the company rating was downgraded by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $5.06 million activity. $401,074 worth of stock was sold by Marriott Stephen Blake on Wednesday, May 31. 19,500 shares valued at $2.01M were sold by Marriott David S on Friday, May 12. 10,101 shares were sold by Rodriguez David A, worth $1.02 million on Tuesday, May 9. Grissen David sold $273,544 worth of stock or 2,589 shares. Shares for $612,672 were sold by MUNOZ GEORGE on Monday, May 15. $345,355 worth of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) was sold by Ryan Edward A. $391,172 worth of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) was sold by Kyriakidis Argiris on Thursday, May 11.

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