Shares of Interval Leisure Group Inc. (NASDAQ:IILG) shot up 4.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $17.94 and last traded at $17.90, with a volume of 1,364,188 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $17.12.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on IILG. MKM Partners upgraded Interval Leisure Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $16.50 to $25.00 in a report on Thursday. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Interval Leisure Group in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Interval Leisure Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 27th.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.28 and a 200 day moving average of $13.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.88.

Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ:IILG) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $185.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $190.59 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.43 EPS. Interval Leisure Group’s revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Interval Leisure Group Inc. will post $1.35 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 21st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 7th were issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 3rd.

In other Interval Leisure Group news, Director Thomas O. Ryder bought 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.68 per share, with a total value of $440,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 33,403 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $490,356.04. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

A number of hedge funds have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in Interval Leisure Group by 24.0% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 75,170 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,174,000 after buying an additional 14,548 shares in the last quarter. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. raised its stake in Interval Leisure Group by 21.9% in the fourth quarter. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. now owns 3,174,098 shares of the company’s stock worth $49,548,000 after buying an additional 569,372 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in Interval Leisure Group by 18.7% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,023,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,980,000 after buying an additional 161,200 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in Interval Leisure Group by 16.6% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,095,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,719,000 after buying an additional 297,836 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tributary Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Interval Leisure Group during the fourth quarter worth approximately $4,962,000.

Interval Leisure Group, Inc (ILG) is a provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership. The Company operates through two segments. The Exchange and Rental segment offers access to vacation accommodations and other travel-related transactions and services to leisure travelers, by providing vacation exchange services and vacation rental, working with resort developers and operating vacation rental properties.

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