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

Updated: 2016-09-21

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HOT. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 86, which equates to a potential upside of 11.56 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 73, implying a possible loss 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.17 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.98 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HOT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 74.11 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HOT is 0.6.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HOT hit 79.55 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 52.57. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.64 percent, and 3.09 percent below the high. HOT has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2016-10-26, days from today.