NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Marriott International (MAR) shares are down 1.2% to $77 in early market trading on Monday after the international hotel chain was downgraded to "neutral" from "buy" by analysts at UBS.
The firm made a valuation call on the stock, noting the 58 points it has gained over the past calendar year and stating that the firm still likes the company's prospects but does not see its meteoric growth being sustainable over the long term.
Marriott International shares have surged 66% over the past 52 weeks, easily outpacing the S&P Index's 14% rise over the same time period.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates MARRIOTT INTL INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate MARRIOTT INTL INC (MAR) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."