Analyst Ratings for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (HOT)

Updated: 2016-09-21

HOT was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 86, which equates to a potential upside of 11.56 percent. The lowest price target was 73, implying potential capital losses of -5.31 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.36 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.17 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.98 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

HOT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 74.11 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HOT has a PEG ratio of 0.6.

HOT has a 52-week high of 79.55 and a 52-week low of 52.57. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.64 percent, and 3.09 percent lower than its 52-week high. HOT has a price/earnings ratio of 44.73. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HOT value stock report compares HOT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HOT is $13.39 billion. HOT's next earnings release will be on 2016-10-26, which is -820 days away.