Starwood board increases share repurchase authorization to $1.5B Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that its board approved a new $1.1B share repurchase authorization. Including approximately $400M remaining under the prior authorization, Starwood’s total share repurchase authorization is now approximately $1.5B. Starwood has repurchased approximately $200M of shares to date in 2014 and expects to accelerate the pace of its repurchases.
Starwood downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo Wells Fargo downgraded Starwood Hotels to Market Perform saying the CEO's capital allocation strategy is disappointing. The firm keeps an $81-$83 price target range for shares.