Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) shares fell 4.4% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $75.03 and last traded at $75.95, with a volume of 321,835 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $79.48.

VAC has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 2nd. MKM Partners upped their price objective on Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp from $77.00 to $79.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp in a research report on Monday, May 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp in a report on Sunday, June 26th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group boosted their price target on Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp from $69.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $78.50.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $67.17 and a 200 day moving average of $61.39. The firm has a market cap of $2.05 billion and a PE ratio of 20.02.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $429.95 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $436.93 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.91 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp will post $4.62 EPS for the current year.

Other large investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Shell Asset Management Co. purchased a new position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,064,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp by 10.2% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 37,442 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,132,000 after buying an additional 3,481 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp by 59.0% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 44,306 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,329,000 after buying an additional 16,435 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 45,007 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,563,000 after buying an additional 1,185 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 47,912 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,729,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a developer, marketer, seller and manager of vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands. The Company is a developer, marketer and seller of vacation ownership and related products under The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club brand.

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