$STAY (Extended Stay America, Inc.)

$STAY {{ '2016-09-09T11:17:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$STAY accepted resignation of CMO Tom Seddon, who is leaving to pursue masters in data science at University of California. Tom Buoy, EVP revenue of management, will join executive team and taking on added responsibilities for e-commerce and marketing communications. COO Tom Bardenett will be taking on added responsibility for the sales team.

$MAR {{ '2017-11-08T21:10:55+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MAR Marriott International, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$MAR {{ '2017-11-07T22:53:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAR expects its comparable systemwide RevPAR, on constant dollar basis, to grow between 1% and 3% worldwide in fiscal 2018. While the company sees the North America RevPAR to be flat to up 2%, outside North America it is forecast to grow 3.5%. Meanwhile, the number of rooms worldwide is estimated to increase by 7% in FY18.

$MAR {{ '2017-11-07T22:44:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAR said it anticipates recording earnings in the range of $0.98 to $1 per share in 4Q17, on expected revenues of $825-$835MM. Fourth quarter operating income is forecast in the $600-$615MM range. For fiscal 2017, Marriott is looking for earnings of $4.22-$4.24 per share, and total revenues in the range of $3.287Bil and $3.297Bil.

$MAR {{ '2017-11-07T22:32:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of hotel chain $MAR spiked in 3Q17 as  revenues rose 44% to $5.7Bil, helped by strong demand for leisure business in Asia and Europe and contributions from an acquired entity. Earnings climbed to $1.04 per share from $0.26 per share last year. Adjusted income was $1.10 per share, up 26% from 3Q16. Worldwide comparable RevPAR rose 2% YoY.

$PCLN {{ '2017-11-07T14:56:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PCLN said it is in the process of hiring employees to expand its IT division, under the Booking.com umbrella, to ensure improved customer experience. Claiming that the market share and profitability of its Kayak division is very high, the company said it is encouraged by the prospects of bringing together Kayak and travel search portal Momondo.

$PCLN {{ '2017-11-07T14:22:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PCLN said its business was largely unaffected by the recent hurricanes in US. The company sees a marked increase in its spending on digital marketing in the coming quarters, especially in the Asian market. On its recent investment in Chinese e-commerce firm Meituan, the company said competitive pricing is the key to expand business in that market.

$PCLN {{ '2017-11-07T13:39:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PCLN attributed its strong 3Q17 performance and positive outlook to investments in the business and brand-advertising strategies. Going forward, the company expects continued advertising spending to put pressure on margins. As part of revamping its products, Priceline is also investing in new technologies and platforms, including machine learning.

$PCLN {{ '2017-11-06T22:26:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PCLN said it expects to record GAAP profit of $625-$655MM, or $12.6 per share to $13.2 per share, in 4Q17. The company is looking for non-GAAP earnings per share between $13.4 and $14.0 for the quarter. Room Nights Booked is estimated to grow in the range of 8-13% YoY in fourth quarter, and gross travel bookings in the range of 9.5% to 14.5%.

$PCLN {{ '2017-11-06T22:12:28+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$PCLN The Priceline Group, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$PCLN {{ '2017-11-06T21:36:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Buoyed by a sharp rise in overall bookings, on the back of robust international operations, $PCLN’s 3Q17 revenue jumped 20% to $4.4Bil. Earnings of the online travel agency, which seeks to expand presence in China, surged to $1.7Bil or $34.43 per share, exceeding expectations. The total value of bookings was $22Bil, up 18% compared to last year.

$ORLY {{ '2017-10-27T16:08:16+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$MAR {{ '2017-10-19T15:56:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAR appointed Rena Hozore Reiss as EVP and General Counsel, reporting to CEO Arne Sorenson and serving as a member of its executive team. Reiss, who was most recently EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at $H, will officially start on Dec 4, 2017.

$MAR {{ '2017-10-18T13:08:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAR said EVP and  general counsel Ed Ryan will retire from the position. Ed will continue as general counsel through early December, at which point he'll transition to an advisory role to company president and CEO, Arne Sorenson, through 2018. The company anticipates announcing Ed's successor shortly.

$MSFT {{ '2017-10-16T21:44:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT nominates Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman of PSP Capital and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Arne Sorenson, CEO of $MAR to its Board of Directors. The election will be held during the annual shareholders meeting on Nov. 29, 2017.

$MAR {{ '2017-10-16T11:09:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAR said that the owners of Avendra, LLC have reached an agreement to sell $ARMK for $1.35Bil. $MAR expects to receive approx. $650MM for its 55% interest in Avendra. The transaction is expected close before year-end.

$PZZA {{ '2017-08-24T12:43:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PZZA continues its expansion into new countries with the announcement of signed development agreements for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Poland. PJ Western signed a development agreement to open 16 restaurants over the next 5 years in Kazakhstan, with the first store scheduled to open in Almaty over the next few months.

$PCLN {{ '2017-08-10T19:19:49+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

Leading travel companies $PCLN and $EXPE reported second quarter financial results recently, with strong booking and revenue data. Priceline posted 18% growth in revenue and 16% gain in bookings. Expedia’s revenue and bookings rose 18% and 12%, respectively.

$MAR {{ '2017-08-10T15:17:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAR's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of 33 cents per share of common stock.  The dividend is payable on Sept. 29, 2017 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 24, 2017.

$PCLN {{ '2017-08-09T15:34:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PCLN is currently investing in IT talent, supplier acquisition and advertising. The company expects its advertising expenses to grow more than gross profit, resulting in margin pressure in 4Q17. Pricing pressure continues to be an issue that needs to be addressed. In the near term, China will be Priceline’s focus region for developing business.

$PCLN {{ '2017-08-08T22:06:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PCLN said it expects to register an 11-16% growth in accommodation business in 3Q17. Gross travel booking growth is expected to range between 11% and 16%. The company sees GAAP earnings in the range of $31.7 to $33.4 per share for the quarter, and non-GAAP earnings in the $32.4-$34.1 per share range.

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