NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Marriott  (MAR)  were increasing in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday ahead of the company's 2016 third-quarter results, due out after Monday's market close. 

Wall Street expects Marriott to see year-over-year growth in earnings and revenue for the quarter. 

Analysts surveyed by FactSet are looking for earnings of 89 cents per share on revenue of $4.40 billion.

In 2015, the Bethesda, MD-based hotel operator posted earnings of 78 cents per diluted share and $3.58 billion in revenue for the third quarter. 

Additionally, Wall Street is forecasting systemwide RevPAR to increase 3.2% in the 2016 third quarter. During the same period last year, Marriott saw systemwide RevPAR rise 2.2%.

RevPAR is a performance metric used in the hotel industry used to calculate a hotel's ability to fill its available rooms at an average rate. 

Separately, 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. 

The team rates Marriott as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and increase in net income. The team feels its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: MAR

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