Press coverage about Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hyatt Hotels earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9750162072428 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Hyatt Hotels (H) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Colorado Business Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees named – Denver Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
- Hyatt Hotels Co. (H) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Manchester Grand Hyatt Brews Up Huge New Beer Bar – Eater San Diego (sandiego.eater.com)
- Jamal Abdulla – Hospitality Net (hospitalitynet.org)
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $61.00 price target on shares of Hyatt Hotels in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Robert W. Baird set a $70.00 price target on shares of Hyatt Hotels and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Hyatt Hotels from $63.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co raised shares of Hyatt Hotels from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, B. Riley downgraded shares of Hyatt Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $73.85.
Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.09. Hyatt Hotels had a net margin of 4.66% and a return on equity of 6.13%. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.47 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Hyatt Hotels will post 1.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Hyatt Hotels announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, December 14th that permits the company to buyback $750.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
In other Hyatt Hotels news, insider Stephen G. Haggerty sold 46,869 shares of Hyatt Hotels stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.77, for a total transaction of $2,895,098.13. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 32,125 shares in the company, valued at $1,984,361.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider P.G. Penny Trust sold 600,000 shares of Hyatt Hotels stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total transaction of $42,000,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 600,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $42,000,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 986,001 shares of company stock valued at $67,260,348. 27.51% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Hyatt Hotels Company Profile
Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a global hospitality company. The Company develops, owns, operates, manages, franchises, licenses or provides services to a portfolio of properties. The Company operates through four segments: owned and leased hotels; Americas management and franchising (Americas); ASPAC management and franchising (ASPAC), and EAME/SW Asia management and franchising (EAME/SW Asia).
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