| Marriott International is an operator, franchisor, and licensor of hotel, residential, and timeshare properties under various brand names at different price and service points. Co. has two operating segments: U.S. and Canada and International. Co.'s Luxury hotel brands include JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, and Bulgari. Co.'s Premium hotel brands include Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Delta Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Westin, Renaissance, and Le Meridien. Co.'s Select hotel brands include Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Four Points, TownePlace Suites, and Protea Hotels. |
When researching a stock like Marriott International, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from MAR Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for MAR stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the MAR 200 day moving average ("MAR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the MAR 50 day moving average ("MAR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Marriott International. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the MAR 200 DMA and the MAR 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("MAR MACD"). The MAR MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).