Somera Capital Management

North America

Marriott Doesn’t See Price Sensitivity Yet

Stock market: DJIA fell 233 points, Nasdaq rose by 53 points, and S&P 500 increased by 4 points Federal Reserve: Paused interest rate hikes but anticipates at least two more in the next 6 months, causing confusion in the financial markets Lodging industry: SOND experienced a notable decline of -7%, while other lodging stocks were modestly lower. Various hotel companies reported on post-pandemic themes, opportunities for rate growth, and potential impacts of a recession scenario.
North America

Summer Tourism Spending in U.S. Spikes YoY

The DJIA plunged 630 points on Friday while Nasdaq was down 421, the S&P 500fell 105 points and the 10 year treasury yield jumped .06 to 3.88%. Lodging stocks were lower. Data recently released by the National Travel and Tourism Office showed in August, international visitors spent more than $13.7 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the U.S. Jefferies lowered their price target on  Hersha Hospitality to $12 from $13 and  Sunstone Hotel Investors  to $11 from $12.