Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class A (H)

1.80 2.30
Prev Close 75.38
Open 73.97
Day Low/High 72.92 / 74.75
52 Wk Low/High 51.21 / 92.22
Volume 229.68K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 101.80B
Market Cap 7.70B
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

2020 Is Looking a Lot Like 1968, Without the Good Music

We are now in one of those times, like 52 years ago in 1968, that we and our children will always remember. Many of us have spent the weekend watching America burning in despair. As I write this missive, an extended portion of I-95 (in Palm Beach) h...

My Tactical Approach and Current Positioning

* I have liquidated a lot of my long positions and have been averaging into Index shorts lately * I worship at the altar of fundamentals and not of price momentum * Monday I will present a more lengthy analysis of my concerns over the balance of 202...

Time to Revisit Hilton?

I am again considering my former speculative basket of Hilton Hyatt and Vornado -- that I previously profited from in a short-term trading rental. The next leg lower I will be a buyer.

Random Thoughts Near the Close

* This month I learned that being long can be fun. * Breadth has been stuck at 4-1 (positive) for several hours. * Again, we could be seeing a powerful pivot away from growth and towards value. (I am hopeful that this is the start of such a transiti...

Some Stocks That Are Green in a Sea of Red

* May be viewed as possible trading rentals I often defer to the old trading adage that stocks that are green in a sea of red can be considered as trades on a turn in the markets. Today's candidates on my screen that are trading higher include , , a...

Managing Risk

My large put position has a lot of gamma - so as stocks decline, I get shorter. I plan to buy back a number of stocks that I sold out (e.g., , , , etc.) into a further drop in order to maintain close to a market neutral exposure.

New Buy (and Short) Levels

* My revised levels I don't want there to be any ambiguity about the size of my positions or about my buy and short levels as I strive for as much transparency as possible. "When the time comes to buy, you won't want to." --Walter Deemer "When the t...

A Day to Stay Disciplined, Focused and Unemotional

* I reduced my net long exposure today from large to medium-sized * I based my move on the large (+19%) and abrupt 10-day market advance from the lows that has taken the S&P close to its "fair market value" and that had reduced the upside/downside e...

Upside Reward Narrows - Reducing Portfolio Net Long Exposure

In response to the S&P Index approaching my "fair market value" (of 2800), and in light of the magnitude of the move from about 2185 to 2750, I have made the following moves this morning: * I have reduced my very large position to medium-sized * I h...

At 'Bottoms' the Most Bang for Your Buck Is Not in Quality

There is an almost universal view that this is a good time to step up the quality of your portfolios. That observation is not necessarily correct. As I have frequently remarked, if we have seen the bottom in mid-March and there is a consequential up...

Excess Return Opportunity?

On Friday I added to my speculative lodging/real estate theme ( , and ). Though certainly not without risk (!), there may be a lot of excess return opportunity at current prices in this package. The average of these are about +10% in today's trading...

My Trades This Afternoon

This afternoon (and on weakness) I have made the following trades: * I have added to my new investment long Morgan Stanley . * I am bidding for my speculative package of stocks that will benefit mightily from a sooner-than-expected containment of Co...

Less Pontification, More Bottom-Up Ideas

* Will be forthcoming... At all times, but particularly during a crisis, circulating bottom-up investment ideas is of paramount importance. Don't get me wrong, a market view is very important - and so is the analytical discussion surrounding that ma...

Three Speculations With Large Potential Upside

* If Covid-19 is contained reasonably soon * There is a place in most portfolios for some speculation Speculation takes many forms. Sometimes speculative stocks are small caps that trade their float every few days. Sometimes speculative stocks are f...

Disney Roars, Adding to Several Stocks

The mouse is roaring... Disney over $102 (Trade of the Week at $93 yesterday!). Added to banks, ViacomCBS , Goldman Sachs (last week's Trade of the Week) and hotels,  and .  

Investing in These 2 Stocks

and have been great stocks off of the recent bottom. Staying with these as investments despite the big move in the last four days.

Now Comes the Hard Part

Should the stock market continue to follow through after Tuesday's historic advance traders and investors will be faced with some tough decisions: * Does one sell off the trading layer of our portfolios? * Should we maintain our longer term investme...

Updating New Buys

Over the last few days I have established new positions in , , , , , , ,  , , , , and some other more speculative investments. I also initiated a long S&P futures position which I will jettison on an extension of this rally (if it occurs).

Oh, Well

If I only owned , , , and  , I would feel very good today. Alas... that is not the case.

More Buys

Expanded (I don't think I mentioned buying on Friday - was $90 last month, now $47),  , and this morning.

I See a Smorgasbord of Possible 'Generational' Opportunities: Constructing an Investment Portfolio for the Next 1-3 Years

* Before you read this opening missive be sure you understand your risk appetite and profile as well as your time frame * I see a possible "generational" investment opportunity developing and I am now even more aggressively buying for the intermedia...

Grim Picture

The picture looks even grimmer for American Airlines , United Airlines , Delta Air Lines , Jet Blue , Hilton Worldwide , Hyatt Hotels  and others in the travel and hospitality sectors. The unprecedented 30-day travel ban from Europe is the latest bl...

Real Money Post Industrial Average Holds Own Amid Covid-19 Selloff

Real Money Post Industrial Average Holds Own Amid Covid-19 Selloff

Amid a flood of corporate warnings over the coronavirus, all the major stock market indexes finished last month down 6.4% to 10.1%.

Coronavirus Is Now a Market Story, Watching the U.S. 10 Year Note, Kobe Bryant

Coronavirus Is Now a Market Story, Watching the U.S. 10 Year Note, Kobe Bryant

Chinese President Xi Jinping, not a man given to exaggerate, has referred to the spread of this coronavirus in China as 'a grave situation.'

Hyatt Upgraded to Buy at Goldman Sachs

Can You Book Profits With This High-Yielding REIT? Let's Check It Out

Can You Book Profits With This High-Yielding REIT? Let's Check It Out

Chatham Lodging has an attractive 8% yield, but a recession could spell trouble, so do your your homework before reserving this stock.

Look Past the Fed to CAK, FIT, H, LRCX and All Those Other Earnings

As the Fed press conference drones on with nothing new being shared, let's turn our gaze to what we'll be facing after the close -- more earnings! A quick scan says we have roughly 135 reports coming at us in just over one hour's time. In terms of t...

Activist Investor Looks to Pick Apart Marriott's Massive Portfolio

Activist Investor Looks to Pick Apart Marriott's Massive Portfolio

Does the MAR have too many brands? 'Absolutely not,' says CEO Sorenson.

S&P 500 Is Testing Resistance, and How to Play Activision: Market Recon

S&P 500 Is Testing Resistance, and How to Play Activision: Market Recon

China trade discussions will continue to be a key driver in Wednesday's market action.