Marriott International Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MAR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $42.64, above its previous 52-week high of $42.59 with 1.5 million shares traded as of 12:35 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Marriott International has a market cap of $13.05 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Marriott International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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