Stocks in the News: Marriott, PepsiCo, Viacom

The following is a round-up of news likely to affect stock prices today:



Marriott International (MAR) says it moved to a fourth-quarter profit as leisure travelers took advantage of promotions and business travel improved. Marriott earned $106 million, or 28 cents per share. Adjusted income was 32 cents per share, better than the 26 cents per share analysts had forecast. Revenues of $3.38 billion beat Wall Street estimates, too. Shares were up over 2% in premarket trading.