$0.99 EPS Expected for Marriott International, Inc. (MAR); Kronos International (KRO) Sentiment Is 1.4

February 6, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) to report $0.99 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 16.47% from last quarter’s $0.85 EPS. MAR’s profit would be $360.94 million giving it 34.43 P/E if the $0.99 EPS is correct. After having $1.10 EPS previously, Marriott International, Inc.’s analysts see -10.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 3.42% or $4.83 during the last trading session, reaching $136.34. About 2.92 million shares traded or 15.36% up from the average. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has risen 58.26% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.56% the S&P500.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.73 billion. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for various products, such as paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, food, and cosmetics. It has a 8.25 P/E ratio. The firm also produces ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron chemicals, which are used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; titanium oxychloride for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate that is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications.

Among 20 analysts covering Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Marriott International had 58 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, August 5. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, November 9 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 26. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 4. M Partners downgraded Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) rating on Thursday, January 14. M Partners has “Neutral” rating and $61.0 target. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 10. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 21. Barclays Capital downgraded Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) rating on Wednesday, August 12. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $79 target. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity.

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 17 selling transactions for $28.13 million activity. 5,113 shares were sold by Linnartz Stephanie, worth $659,348 on Wednesday, December 13. $844,265 worth of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) shares were sold by Marriott David S. MARRIOTT J W JR had sold 26,362 shares worth $2.68M on Wednesday, September 6. 4,453 shares were sold by Ryan Edward A, worth $462,245 on Friday, September 1. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $3.00M was made by Marriott Juliana B. on Friday, August 11. The insider Capuano Anthony sold $2.60M. On Wednesday, December 13 the insider DUNCAN BRUCE W sold $1.12M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 44 investors sold Marriott International, Inc. shares while 224 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. 236.59 million shares or 1.84% less from 241.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bp Public Ltd invested in 0.14% or 37,000 shares. Ameritas Prtnrs, Nebraska-based fund reported 43,927 shares. Toronto Dominion Bancorp stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Nomura Holding has 45,902 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Principal Grp reported 462,059 shares. United Kingdom-based Aviva Public Limited Company has invested 0.12% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt holds 1.09M shares. Moreover, Checchi Advisers Lc has 0.03% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Savant Capital Limited Liability accumulated 6.9% or 257,090 shares. Evermay Wealth Management Ltd Liability reported 5,141 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Hanson Mcclain Inc reported 25 shares stake. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com invested in 0% or 1,698 shares. Westpac Banking Corporation reported 60,734 shares stake. 7,782 are owned by Spc Financial.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company has market cap of $49.71 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and International. It has a 37.14 P/E ratio. It also operates, markets, and develops residential properties, as well as provides services to home/condominium owner associations.

The stock decreased 6.93% or $1.75 during the last trading session, reaching $23.52. About 1.76 million shares traded or 245.20% up from the average. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO) has risen 245.94% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 229.24% the S&P500.

Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc holds 0.5% of its portfolio in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. for 27,109 shares. Bogle Investment Management L P De owns 294,979 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cypress Capital Management Llc (Wy) has 0.45% invested in the company for 16,585 shares. The Colorado-based Advisors Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.35% in the stock. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh, a Germany-based fund reported 23,900 shares.

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