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    The wild swings continued in PG&E stock yesterday. The stock gained another 13%. The company has come up with a compensation plan for wildfire victims.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Why Oracle Considers the AT&T Deal One of the Biggest

    Last year, Oracle and AT&T entered into an agreement through which Oracle will migrate thousands of existing Oracle databases on AT&T’s network to Oracle cloud.

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    Why Disney Is Backing Anti-Casino Initiative in Florida

    Walt Disney (DIS) has spent about $20 million to support a Florida ballot initiative that seeks to restrict casino expansion in the state.

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    American Airlines: 4Q17 Revenue Estimates

    American Airlines’ (AAL) revenue for 4Q17 is expected to be $10.54 billion—an increase of 7.80% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Analysts Have to Say about American Express

    In December 2017, American Express (AXP) is being tracked by 30 analysts. Five of them are suggesting a “strong buy” for the stock, and 16 are suggesting a “hold.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why American Express Has Premium Valuations

    On an NTM (next 12-month) basis, American Express (AXP) has a PB (price-to-book) ratio of 3.92x. The average for its peers is 2.16x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    American Express Continues to Share Marriot’s Program

    American Express (AXP) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) have finally sealed a deal with Marriott International (MAR) for its credit card program.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Chart in Focus: TripAdvisor’s Leverage after 3Q17

    At the end of 3Q17, TripAdvisor had $763.0 million in cash and short-term investments on its balance sheet—lower than the ~$904.0 million it had at the end of 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer Post-Earnings Coverage for November 6–10, 2017

    Nordstrom (JWN) announced its fiscal 3Q17 results on November 9, 2017, after the market closed. Revenue rose 2.5% to $3.6 billion YoY (year-over-year), which was 1.4% higher than the estimate.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Priceline’s 3Q17 Revenue Defies Tough Conditions

    For the third quarter of 2017, Priceline’s (PCLN) revenue rose 20.2% YoY or year-over-year to $4.4 billion, driven by strong gross bookings growth of 19% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for Hyatt ahead of 3Q17 Results

    Analyst views Of the 22 analysts tracking Hyatt (H), two analysts (9.1%) have a “strong buy” rating on the stock, and three analysts (13.6%) have a “buy” rating. These analysts were surveyed by Reuters. Only one analyst has changed the rating from “strong buy” to “buy” after the company’s 2Q17 earnings. Sixteen analysts (72.7%) maintained […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Investors Willing to Pay for Hyatt Stock?

    Current valuation Hyatt (H) is trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA[1. enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization] multiple of 11.2x. The current valuation is lower than its average valuation of 12.2x since January 2010. Peer comparison Hyatt is trading at one of the lowest multiples among its peers. Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) is trading […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What You Should Know about Hyatt’s Leverage Ratio

    Hyatt’s debt Hyatt’s (H) total debt increased from $1.6 billion at the end of 2016 to $1.7 billion at the end of 1Q17. Its debt remained constant at $1.7 billion at the end of 2Q17.  Hyatt’s debt has fluctuated from $1.3 billion to $1.7 billion for the past five years, thanks to its routine acquisitions […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Hyatt’s Credit Card Data Breach Could Impact Its Growth Plans

    Second breach in two years On October 12, 2017, Hyatt revealed that its payment system had been breached. There was unauthorized access detected in 41 hotels in 11 countries, exposing customer credit card information at these locations. About 50% of these hotels were located in China. *Other affected countries and territories include Brazil, Colombia, Guam, Indonesia, […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Hyatt Increases Guidance for Its Key Metrics

    Hyatt’s RevPAR (revenue per available room) for 2Q17 rose 2.4% in constant dollars and 2.9% year-over-year in constant currency terms across its systemwide properties.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Hyatt Stock Underperforms in 2017

    Hyatt (H), which is expected to report its 3Q17 results on November 2, is the only major hotel stock to fall in October. Hyatt stock has fallen 0.74% month-to-date.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    With Smart Speaker, Alibaba Looks beyond the Home

    Alibaba plans to equip about 100,000 hotel rooms with the Tmall Genie smart speaker. The move could be part of Alibaba’s effort to expand the market for the device beyond the home.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Boston Properties Maintained Profitability with Development Projects

    BXP leased properties with a total area of 926,000 square feet in 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    What Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest for 2017

    Marriott’s RevPAR for 2Q17 rose 2.2% YoY in constant dollars across its worldwide properties. Its North America RevPAR rose 0.9% YoY in constant dollars.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Marriott on the Street: What the Analysts Recommend

    Of the 28 analysts tracking Marriott, five (17.9%) have a “strong buy” recommendation, while nine (32.1%) have a “buy,” and 13 (46.4%) have a “hold.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What’s Priced into Marriott’s Valuation Multiple Now?

    Marriott is now trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.5x, compared with its average historical valuation of 13.9x since January 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Marriott’s 3Q17 Earnings Guidance Disappointed Analysts

    In 2Q17, Marriott International’s (MAR) operating income grew 59% YoY (year-over-year) to $620 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Could Marriott’s Partnership with Alibaba Be a Game Changer?

    Marriott (MAR) has entered into a joint venture agreement with China’s Alibaba Group (BABA) with an aim to provide a seamless travel experience in China.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Marriott’s Revenue Is Now Expected to Go This Way in 2017

    In 2Q17, Marriott’s revenues grew 49% YoY to $5.8 billion, compared with $3.9 billion in 2Q16, due to higher fee revenues and RevPAR and room growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Wall Street Analysts’ Ratings for Marriott before Its 2Q17 Earnings

    According to a Reuters consensus of 28 analysts tracking Marriott (MAR), five analysts have a “strong buy” recommendation on the stock, and nine analysts have a “buy” recommendation on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Marriott International’s Valuation: What Is Priced In?

    Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.6x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why Investors Should Pay Attention to Marriott’s Debt Levels

    Total debt on Marriott’s balance sheet increased from $3.8 billion at the end of 2014 to $4.1 billion at the end of 2015 and $8.2 billion at the end of 4Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Can Marriott Improve Its Margin after the Starwood Acquisition?

    For fiscal 2017, Marriott’s EBITDA is expected to rise 44.3% to ~$3.1 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Marriott’s Revenues Could Grow 25% despite Hotel Industry Slowdown

    For 2Q17, Marriott’s total fee revenues are expected to increase to $820 million–$835 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest ahead of Its 2Q17 Results

    During the second quarter, Marriott (MAR) added 17,000 rooms, including 6,400 rooms internationally and 3,300 rooms from competitors.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Analysts Recommend for Hyatt Ahead of Its 2Q17 Results

    Analyst views According to Reuters, of the 22 analysts tracking Hyatt (H), three analysts (13.6%) have a “strong buy” rating on the stock, two analysts (9.1%) have a “buy” rating, 16 analysts (72.7%) have a “hold” rating, and one analyst (4.5%) has a “sell” rating. There are no “strong sell” ratings on the stock. Analyst […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Hyatt’s Valuation Compares

    Current valuation Hyatt (H) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.1x. Hyatt’s valuation is significantly higher than its average valuation since January 2010 of 13.0x. Peer comparison Hyatt’s valuation is among the highest in its peer group. Marriott International (MAR) has a multiple of 15.3x, Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) is trading at a […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What You Should Know About Hyatt’s Leverage Ratio

    Increasing debt Hyatt’s growth has been partly organic and partly inorganic. The inorganic growth has been supported by debt. Hyatt’s current debt is similar to that seen in 2014, at $1.4 billion. It fell to $1.0 billion at the end of 2015. Prior to 2014, its debt was even lower, at $1.3 billion in 2013 and […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Could Hyatt’s Revenue Growth Translate to Profit Growth?

    Analyst estimates In 2Q17, analysts expect Hyatt’s (H) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) to fall 4.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $215.9 million. EBITDA are expected to fall another 3.0% YoY in the third quarter to $186.3 million. Growth is expected to resume in the fourth quarter, with EBITDA rising 18.1% YoY to $174.9 million. […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Analysts Expect for Hyatt’s Revenue Growth in 2017

    Analyst estimates In 2Q17, analysts expect Hyatt’s revenue to grow by 3.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.2 billion. Sales growth is expected to increase for the rest of the year. Sales are expected to grow 5.4% YoY to $1.1 billion in 3Q17, and 5.5% YoY to $1.2 billion in 4Q17. Hyatt is expected to see revenue […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analyzing Hyatt’s Key Metrics Ahead of Its 2Q17 Results

    Revenue per available room A hotel’s operational efficiency is measured by its RevPAR (revenue per available room), which is calculated by dividing a hotel’s total guest room revenue by its room count. The two main factors driving a hotel’s RevPAR are its occupancy rates and average daily rates. In 1Q17, Hyatt’s RevPAR fell 4.7% YoY […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Hyatt Stock Has Performed in 2017

    Hyatt will report its 2Q17 earnings on August 3, 2017. In this series, we’ll assess Hyatt’s performance based on key metrics and look at analyst estimates for Hyatt’s 2Q17 performance,

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Wyndham Worldwide: Analysts’ Ratings and Target Prices

    Ten analysts currently have active coverage on Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) stock. Of these analysts, 20% have “strong buy” recommendations on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Should Dividend Investors Buy Wyndham Stock?

    On July 21, 2017, Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) had a closing price of $103.1 and an indicated dividend yield of 2.3%, the highest among its peers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Can Wyndham’s Profitability Improve in 2017?

    After Wyndham’s fall in 1Q17, Wall Street analysts expect it to clock EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) of 2.4% year-over-year to $349.3 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Goldman Sachs on Marriott: Annual Sales Growth to Improve 15.6%

    Marriott International has provided a return of 22.5% so far in this year.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Visa Expands Its Footprint in Europe

    Visa (V) will report its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on July 20, 2017. Wall Street analysts expect Visa to report EPS of $0.81 per share—a decline of 5.8%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Falling Gas Prices Mean for the Hotel Industry

    After rising steadily from August 2016 to December 2016, crude oil prices have been falling in 2017.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why a Strengthening US Dollar Will Hurt the US Hotel Industry

    The US dollar’s strength compared to currencies that are widely used in international trade is measured by the Trade Weighted Dollar Index.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Average Daily Rate Will Drive US Hotel Industry Growth

    The average daily rate (or ADR) measures the average room price paid in the market. In 1Q17, the ADR rose 2.5% year-over-year (or YoY) to $124.27.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    US Hotel Industry Supply to Outpace Demand in 2017

    The US hotel industry saw its largest revenue fall of 14% year-over-year (or YoY) in 2009. Since then, recovery has been steep.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Investors Are Willing to Pay for Marriott International

    Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 14.5x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Chart in Focus: Marriott’s Dividend Payout in 2017

    Marriott (MAR) has an indicated dividend yield of 1.8%, which is the lowest among its peers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Marriott’s 2017 Revenues Could Grow 25% despite Industry Slowdown

    Analysts estimate that Marriott’s (MAR) 1Q17 revenues could grow 40.1% year-over-year to $5.3 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Should Investors Pay Attention to Marriott’s Debt?

    Marriott (MAR) generated $1.6 billion from its cash flow from operations in 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analyst Estimates for Marriott Stock in 1Q17

    Marriott (MAR) is expected to report its 1Q17 earnings on May 8, 2017. Analysts expect Marriott’s 1Q17 revenues to grow 40.1% year-over-year to $5.3 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Looking at Hyatt’s Valuation ahead of Its 1Q17 Earnings

    Hyatt (H) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 10.2x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Has Hyatt Stock Performed in 2017 So Far?

    Hyatt (H) stock has had a volatile ride so far in 2017. After falling in January and February, its stock rose in March and April. Hyatt will report its 1Q17 earnings on May 4, 2017.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Analysts Recommend for Hilton ahead of 1Q17 Results

    Hilton’s consensus 12-month target price is $64.6, which indicates a 12.6% return potential over its April 21 closing price of $58.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Hilton’s Long-Term Debt Is Trending

    The hotel sector is capital intensive, and companies in the industry normally carry high debt.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Hilton’s Valuation Compares to Peers

    Hilton (HLT) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 17.6x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What to Expect from Hilton’s Dividends in 2017

    Hilton (HLT) started paying dividends in mid-2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Will Hilton’s Top Line Grow in 2017?

    For 1Q17, analysts are estimating Hilton’s (HLT) revenue to fall 25% to $2.1 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Hilton’s Key Metrics Look ahead of 1Q17 Earnings

    A hotel’s operational efficiency is measured by its RevPAR (revenues per available room), which is calculated by dividing a hotel’s total guest room revenue by its room count.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Analysts Estimating for Hilton in 1Q17?

    For the first quarter of 2017, analysts are estimating that Hilton’s (HLT) revenue will fall 25% to $2.1 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why Hotel Investors Should Follow Construction Pipeline Data

    According to STR Global’s US Construction Pipeline Report for January 2017, rooms under contract rose 16.1% to reach 576,000 rooms in 4,763 hotel properties.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Will Average Daily Rates Drive Hotel Industry Growth in 2017?

    ADR (average daily rate) measures the average room price paid in the market. In 2016, the ADR rose 3.1% year-over-year (or YoY) to $123.97, slower than the 4.4% rise it recorded in 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Demand Outpaced Supply, Hotel Occupancy Remained Flat in 2016

    According to data released by data company STR for 2016, occupancy rates saw a year-over-year (or YoY) rise of 0.1% to 65.5%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Has the Hotel Industry Performed in 2017?

    In January 2017, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index rose 0.5% to close at 3,723. The index recorded a great performance in 2016 as well.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What a Strong US Dollar Means for the US Hotel Industry

    The strength of the US dollar measured against currencies that are widely used in international trade is measured by the Trade Weighted Dollar Index.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why Economic Growth Is Important for the US Hotel Industry

    A booming economy allows people to spend money on discretionary items such as air travel, so hotel revenues are higher during economic growth and lower during economic contraction.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What You Need to Know about the US Hotel Industry Performance

    The hotel industry is largely driven by the growth of the general economy, which instills spending confidence in both businesses and households.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Analysts Are Recommending for Marriott

    Of the 29 analysts tracking Marriott International (MAR), 17.0% (five analysts) have a “strong buy” recommendation for the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Here’s What’s Currently Priced into Marriott’s Valuation Multiple

    Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.8x. It’s significantly higher than its average valuation of 13.9x since January 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Innovation Is the Name of the Game for Marriott

    Eventually, artificial intelligence will allow Marriott to make customized recommendations to customers based on what they have shared with Marriott.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Marriott’s Profitability in 2017: Could It Improve?

    For 2016, Marriott”s (MAR) operating income rose 14.0% to $2.2 billion. Some of the growth can be attributed to the consolidation of Starwood’s financials with Marriott’s.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Do Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest a Buoyant 2017?

    Marriott’s RevPAR for 4Q16 rose 0.80% in constant dollars across its worldwide properties.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Vail Resorts: Exceptional Takes Time, According to Baron

    Baron Capital began investing in Vail Resorts in 1997, and it owns a ~15%–20% stake in the company. According to Ron Baron, this investment has returned ~50%–75%.

    By Mary Sadler
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    What Do Analysts Recommend for Marriott ahead of 4Q16 Results?

    According to a Reuters consensus, of the 28 analysts tracking Marriott (MAR), five of them (18.0%) have a “strong buy” for the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Investors Willing to Pay for Marriott International?

    Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.8x. Its valuation has been significantly higher than its average valuation.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Could Marriott’s Dividends Rise in the Second Half of 2016?

    Marriott’s cash dividend ratio was 3.0x at the end of 3Q16, which indicates its ability to sustain dividend payouts.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Do Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest ahead of 4Q16 Results?

    For 3Q16, Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts together added 17,600 rooms, taking the total to 4,554 properties and 777,000 timeshare resorts.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Analysts Estimating for Marriott Stock in 4Q16?

    Marriott (MAR) will report its 4Q16 earnings on February 16, 2017, after the market opens. Analysts are expecting revenue to rise 33.9% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Bill Miller: Pro-Cyclical Sectors Will Be Better Investment Vehicle

    Bill Miller has made his big investments in the airlines, housing, financial (XLF), and the technology (XLK) sectors.

    By Sarah Sands
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    How Could Expedia’s Instant Booking Partnership Affect Priceline?

    Priceline (PCLN) was the first OTA (online travel agent) to become part of TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking platform, joining it in late 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Have Travel Stock Prices Reacted to Trump’s Win?

    After initial jitters, the S&P 500 recovered by a wide margin, rising 1.1% at the close of trading on November 9, 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Will the US Become an Unpopular Travel Destination?

    One of Trump’s highly criticized policies was a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States. However, a complete ban on a race or religion is impossible to implement politically.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Do TripAdvisor’s Key Metrics Trends Suggest?

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) average monthly unique visitors in 3Q16 grew 10.5% year-over-year to 388 million users compared to 3Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Do Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest ahead of 3Q16 Results?

    Marriott’s (MAR) RevPAR for 2Q16 rose 2.9% across its worldwide properties. North America RevPAR rose 3.2% due to a 2.2% rise in ADR.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Has Marriott Stock Performed in 3Q16?

    Marriott (MAR) stock has had a volatile year, which was expected with the acquisition of Starwood Hotels. MAR stock rose 6.2% in 1Q16, fell 6.6% in 2Q16, and rose 1.3% in 3Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Else Is TripAdvisor Doing to Improve Its Future Growth?

    TRIP’s airlines platform will allow users not only to be able to book flights, but also to provide reviews, drawing on its highly successful feature of user experiences.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analyzing Key Metrics for TripAdvisor ahead of Its 3Q16 Results

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) number of average monthly unique visitors has risen 13.2% year-over-year (or YoY) to 351 million compared to 2Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Can Expedia Continue Its Revenue Growth in 2016?

    For 3Q16, analysts are estimating Expedia’s (EXPE) revenue to rise 31.3%. That’s slightly lower than the growth in the first and second quarters.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Trump Hasn’t Received Funding from the Travel Industry

    Trump hasn’t received funding from any PACs related to airlines, online travel, or hospitality. He hasn’t received support from executives in the industry.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Have Hotel Stock Prices Reacted to the Merger News?

    Since the merger received final approval on September 20, 2016, Marriott stock (MAR) fell 2.2%, while Starwood (HOT) stock rose 2.2%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Hotel Stocks?

    Wyndham has the highest return potential of 21% with a target price of $81. Marriott is next with a return potential of 18% and a target price of $79.15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Can Marriott Compete with Online Travel Giants?

    The size of the merger gives Marriott higher negotiating power. According to Expedia, it will still be difficult for Marriott to compete with online travel agencies.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Will the Merger Change the Pricing Scenario in the Industry?

    After the merger, the combined chain will hold one of every 15 hotel rooms globally. However, some cities might see a much higher concentration.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Will the Marriott-Starwood Merger Impact Consumers?

    According to Marriott’s (MAR) CEO, Arne Sorensen, Starwood’s (HOT) guest loyalty program was a “central, strategic rationale for the transaction.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analyzing the Key Events before the Marriott-Starwood Merger

    On April 29, 2015, Starwood put itself up for sale. On August 29, 2015, Anbang offered to buy it at a 20% all-cash premium deal on its last closing price.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Marriott-Starwood Merger Creates the World’s Largest Hotel Chain

    The Marriott-Starwood merger creates the world’s largest hotel chain. Spanning across 110 countries, it will have more than 5,700 properties.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Marriott-Starwood Merger Gets Final Approval

    The Marriott-Starwood merger received final approval from the Chinese regulatory authority. Both chains completed the deal on September 23, 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Large-Cap Equity Funds: Is Active or Passive Investment Best?

    Except for one fund (MIGFX), no other actively managed fund that we have reviewed in this series has been able to outperform the passively managed SPY.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Can TripAdvisor Expand Its Margins in 2016?

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) adjusted EBITDA decreased from $123 million in 2Q15 to $95 million this year, a decline of 23% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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