News stories about Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research group, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wyndham Worldwide Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 61 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s analysis:

Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) opened at 98.90 on Monday. Wyndham Worldwide Corp has a 12-month low of $62.60 and a 12-month high of $103.70. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $97.10 and its 200 day moving average price is $84.75. The company has a market capitalization of $10.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.36 and a beta of 1.33.

Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. Wyndham Worldwide Corp had a net margin of 11.70% and a return on equity of 85.08%. Wyndham Worldwide Corp’s quarterly revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.12 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Wyndham Worldwide Corp will post $6.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 26th were paid a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 24th. Wyndham Worldwide Corp’s payout ratio is 38.47%.

WYN has been the subject of several recent research reports. MKM Partners reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $111.00 price objective (up from $95.00) on shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on Wyndham Worldwide Corp from $108.00 to $90.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, May 1st. Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $87.00 price objective on shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp in a report on Thursday, March 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Wyndham Worldwide Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Wolfe Research lowered Wyndham Worldwide Corp from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.67.

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In other news, EVP Thomas F. Anderson sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.06, for a total transaction of $500,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 24,043 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,405,742.58. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director George Herrera sold 345 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.02, for a total transaction of $33,126.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.39% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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