Analysts Set Wyndham Worldwide Corp (WYN) Price Target at $105.67

Shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $105.67.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Telsey Advisory Group lowered shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $115.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th.

In other news, Director George Herrera sold 311 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.82, for a total transaction of $32,910.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.39% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of WYN. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. boosted its holdings in Wyndham Worldwide Corp by 125.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,483 shares of the company’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 824 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA bought a new position in Wyndham Worldwide Corp in the 2nd quarter valued at $158,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its holdings in Wyndham Worldwide Corp by 26.3% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,625 shares of the company’s stock valued at $163,000 after purchasing an additional 338 shares during the period. Smithfield Trust Co. bought a new position in Wyndham Worldwide Corp in the 2nd quarter valued at $170,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in Wyndham Worldwide Corp in the 3rd quarter valued at $209,000. Institutional investors own 93.66% of the company’s stock.

Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) traded down $0.63 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $109.64. 959,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,124,359. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.00, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 0.96. The stock has a market cap of $11,109.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.12 and a beta of 1.35. Wyndham Worldwide Corp has a 52-week low of $71.87 and a 52-week high of $110.88.

Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $2.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.67 billion. Wyndham Worldwide Corp had a net margin of 10.20% and a return on equity of 97.31%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.89 EPS. analysts expect that Wyndham Worldwide Corp will post 6.04 earnings per share for the current year.

Wyndham Worldwide Corp announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, October 25th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Wyndham Worldwide Corp’s payout ratio is currently 41.58%.

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About Wyndham Worldwide Corp

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is a hospitality company. The Company offers a range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of brands. The Company operates through three segments: Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Destination Network and Wyndham Vacation Ownership. The Company’s brands include Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Wingate by Wyndham, Microtel Inns & Suites by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, RCI, Landal GreenParks, Novasol, Hoseasons,, James Villa Holidays, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Shell Vacations Club and WorldMark by Wyndham.

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