MAR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Marriott Completes $13 Billion Starwood Merger (MAR)

    September 23, 2016
    On Friday, Marriott International Inc. completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for $13 billion, ...
  2. Starwood Hotels to Exit S&P 500; Cooper to Join It

    September 21, 2016
    Prominent hospitality industry company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) is about to check out of the ...
  3. Starwood Will Soon Be Part of Marriott (HOT)

    September 20, 2016
    Marriott's acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts clears final regulatory hurdle.
  4. Marriott Acquires Starwood in $13.6B Merger

    July 8, 2016
    The Marriott-Starwood merger is almost through to create the largest hotel company of the world. Here’s what investors will ...
  5. 5 Stocks With Short Squeeze Potential (GME,RIG)

    June 20, 2016
    These five stocks have high short interest and short squeeze potential.
  6. Verizon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (VZ)

    May 25, 2016
    Learn who some of the largest customers of Verizon Communications are and how Verizon is branching out into new revenue-generating ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Diamond Resorts Is Trying to Be a Better Citizen

    April 27, 2016
    Diamond Resorts International has decided to step up its efforts on the corporate social responsibility front. Its latest ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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, ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Priceline Goes Instant With TripAdvisor Booking (PCLN, TRIP)

    October 14, 2015
    In an atypical collaboration between rivals in the online travel industry, Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN) and TripAdvisor ...
  22. 7 Sectors for Diversified REITs

    August 10, 2015
    An overview of the different types of property that REITs own.
  23. 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 ...
  24. Netflix's New Strategy: Penetrate Your Hotel Room

    July 28, 2015
    Will Netflix’s new venture—to offer its media content in hotels—pay dividends? Investopedia explores the business potential ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. How Airlines & Hotels Will Benefit From Cuban Tourism (WMT, SBUX)

    June 12, 2015
    The U.S. Treasury department just gave Carnival Cruise Lines an OK to sail to Cuba. Is this the start of a travel gold rush?
  27. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    June 10, 2015
    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  28. Invest In Leisure & Entertainment For 2015

    December 4, 2014
    The leisure and entertainment industries are showing strong upward trends as seen in the Powershares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment ...
  29. Trip Advisor Continues Its Buying Binge

    May 10, 2013
    Trip Advisor's buying binge continued May 7 announcing it was buying, a Spanish vacation rental site.
  30. Hotel Stocks Knocking On An Important Door

    September 21, 2010
    Hotel Stocks Knocking On An Important Door
  31. Check Out Time At Marriott

    October 3, 2008
    The hotel chain did surprisingly well in the third quarter, but investors shouldn't expect the rest of the year to be as ...