Marriott International Rises On Unusually High Volume (MAR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 4.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 82 cents (+2.1%) at $40.18 as of 3:59 p.m. ET.

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Marriott International has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 5.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and corporate housing properties worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marriott International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Marriott International Ratings Report.

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