HOT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Is Marriott's 20% Dividend Raise Sustainable?

    May 6, 2016
    If you were a company about to spend more than $12 billion on a new asset, would you also chose that moment to add to your ...
  2. 3 REITS Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (SOAAX, KSRCX)

    April 15, 2016
    Explore three REIT mutual funds to avoid in 2016, and discover how these funds' risk/reward metrics compare to peers and ...
  3. Marriott's Merger With Starwood Finally Clears

    April 8, 2016
    Marriott International's (NASDAQ: MAR) megamerger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) has been officially approved ...
  4. Starwood Bidding War Ends: Anbang Drops $14B Offer

    April 1, 2016
    The tug-of-war between China's Anbang and Marriott over the acquisition of Starwood appears to have come to an end Thursday, ...
  5. Starwood Bid: Anbang Counters Marriott Offer Again (HOT, MAR)

    March 28, 2016
    After its initial offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. was trumped by a superior offer from China's Anbang ...
  6. Anbang Raises Stakes For Starwood Battle (HOT, MAR)

    March 28, 2016
    Markets are quiet this morning as Anbang makes a counterbid to Marriot's offer last week for Starwood
  7. Starwood Scores First New U.S. Hotel Deals in Cuba

    March 22, 2016
    In the wake of a major ownership change, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) is pushing into an unlikely ...
  8. China's Mysterious Anbang Group & Its World Takeover (HOT, MAR)

    March 22, 2016
    Meet the powerful Chinese conglomerate with $253 billion in capital, that's looking to take over the world.
  9. Russia Says Oil Rally 'Unsustainable'

    March 18, 2016
    It is a quiet day in the markets after a week of important economic announcements. Stocks on both sides of the Atlantic edged ...
  10. Chinese Insurance Giant Snapping Up U.S. Companies (BX, FGL)

    March 16, 2016
    The U.S. insurer Fidelity & Guaranty Life announced Tuesday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ...
  11. U.S Real Estate a "Buy" for Chinese Investors

    March 16, 2016
    Chinese companies are buying up real estate around the United States at a staggering pace. Is it a takeover or the result ...
  12. A Muted Monday in The Markets (HOT)

    March 14, 2016
    The markets seem to have shrugged off their Friday rally this Monday.
  13. John Paulson's 5 Best Dividend Stocks (STAY, HOT)

    March 14, 2016
    Check out five of the top dividend-paying stocks that hedge fund manager John Paulson has recently recommended by investing ...
  14. Top 5 Positions in John Paulson's Portfolio (AGN, VRX)

    February 29, 2016
    Find out which stocks are holding the top five positions in investment guru John Paulson's hedge fund portfolio and which ...
  15. Marriott International Vs. Starwood Hotel & Resorts (MAR, HOT)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn the differences and similarities between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Marriott agreed to ...
  16. AMC Theatres Picks Starwood Boss as New CEO

    December 15, 2015
    With Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) in the midst of being acquired by Marriott, its CEO has moved on to greener ...
  17. Marriott and Starwood's Billion Dollar Hotel Bid

    November 17, 2015
    Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts created the world's largest hotel company yesterday when the latter ...
  18. The 3 Most Profitable Luxury Hotels

    August 6, 2015
    Staying at a luxury hotel is the stuff of daydreams for most people. The few who do regularly stay, or even live, in upscale ...
  19. What to Know About Transferable Points Programs

    July 30, 2015
    Transferable points programs give credit card users a more extensive way to use credit card points for travel.
  20. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  21. Ink Plus or Starwood Preferred, Which Credit Card Is Right for ...

    July 2, 2015
    Maximize Your Business Rewards: Chase Ink Plus vs. Starwood Preferred.
  22. Are Hotel Chains Too Big? (TRIP, HLT)

    July 1, 2015
    In America, the six largest hotel chains dominate the industry and more likely than not you’ll end up staying at one on your ...
  23. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a ...

    January 20, 2015
    Learn about investing in equity, mortgage and hybrid REITs. Explore the different strategies REITs employ to generate income ...
  24. What's The Best Franchise Investment For You?

    November 14, 2014
    How do you figure out which franchise is the best for you and your budget? Read on.
  25. Follow The Country's Largest Pension Fund Into This Asset

    October 23, 2014
  26. The Bottom May Be Falling Out -- Here's What To Do

    October 3, 2014
  27. 3 Investments To Survive the Coming Correction

    October 2, 2014
  28. 3 Types Of Investments To Survive the Coming Correction

    October 2, 2014
  29. The World-Class Stock I Could Own Forever

    September 1, 2014
    Let me start with a simple confession -- I love luxury hotels. There's simply nothing like a great living space to make ...
  30. 3 Special Dividend Plays To Pad Your Portfolio

    August 24, 2014
    For some shareholders, Christmas came a few months early this year. With every earnings season comes announcements of success, ...
  31. Buy These Stocks This Week, Get Special Dividends

    August 24, 2014
    For some shareholders, Christmas came a few months early this year. With every earnings season comes announcements of success, ...
  32. For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s At

    October 4, 2013
    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice ...
  33. The Lodging Sector Finally Rebounds

    March 27, 2013
    After being commercial real estate’s whipping boy since the Great Recession, the lodging sector is finally beginning to bounce ...
  34. Dalian Wanda's Acquisition Of AMC Just The Start

    September 6, 2012
    Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda closed its $2.6 billion purchase of ANC theaters September 5. The acquisition is the start ...
  35. Hotel Stocks To Watch In 2012

    December 30, 2011
    The past year can best be described as one of recovery for the hotel industry. In 2012, expect more of the same.
  36. Should Value Investors Check Into Marriott?

    October 11, 2011
    The hotel business is tricky, and people aren't vacationing as much. However, Marriott seems to be doing pretty good, all ...
  37. Gaylord Entertainment Is Looking Very Hospitable

    September 13, 2011
    Gaylord Entertainment's Q2 was its best in recent memory and its stock is cheap. I'll look at the reasons why now is the ...
  38. Marriott Lodges Earnings Gains

    July 20, 2011
    Hotel chain Marriott posted an earnings increase for its quarter, but the market was unhappy with its performance compared ...
  39. Full Speed Ahead For Carnival Cruise

    December 30, 2010
    Carnival Cruise reported an encouraging fourth quarter and full-year earnings, suggesting that the cruise industry is steering ...
  40. Hotel Stocks Knocking On An Important Door

    September 21, 2010
    Hotel Stocks Knocking On An Important Door
  41. Marriott Earnings

    July 21, 2010
    Investors should keep an eye on Marriot over the next few months, as its name and reputation will help the company brave ...
  42. A Look Back On Hotel Stocks

    December 30, 2009
    A comeback for the hotel industry in 2010 could depend on value-priced chains.
  43. Hyatt's IPO: Don't Even Go There

    September 24, 2009
    The Pritzker family is looking to take Hyatt Hotels public and investors should stay far away.
  44. Four Big Stocks And Their Little Secrets

    March 27, 2009
    We dig up dirt on four stocks that can only be found in the financial notes.
  45. Blackstone-Hilton Buyout Raises The Bar - And Eyebrows

    July 5, 2007
    Blackstone is making an even bigger push into real estate, but the huge premium in the Hilton deal raises serious questions.
  46. Checkout Time At The Hilton (HLT)

    May 3, 2007
    Despite decent Q1 earnings, dwindling travel numbers will hurt the hotel chain in the near term.
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