NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts  (HOT) stock is down by 1.88% to $65.69 in early-morning trading on Thursday, after the company provided lower-than-expected 2016 earnings guidance. 

Before the market open on Thursday, the hotel company reported 2015 fourth quarter earnings of 89 cents per share, beating analysts' estimates for earnings of 79 cents per share. However, revenue of $1.43 billion missed analysts' estimates of $1.44 billion for the quarter.

Starwood projected 2016 first quarter earnings between 56 cents per share to 59 cents per share, below analysts' forecasts for earnings of 71 cents per share. The company projected full-year earnings between $2.74 per share to $2.84 per share, missing Wall Street's projections for earnings of $3.27 per share. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Buy" rating on the stock with a letter grade of B-.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

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