Media headlines about Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) have trended positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8602502940777 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on VAC shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation from $102.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $129.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $119.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation in a research report on Monday, June 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $142.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $118.63.

Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE VAC) opened at 108.72 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.94 billion, a PE ratio of 19.55 and a beta of 1.14. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $114.72 and its 200-day moving average is $106.83. Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation has a 12 month low of $59.33 and a 12 month high of $128.25.

Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.34. Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation had a return on equity of 16.96% and a net margin of 7.90%. The business had revenue of $497.62 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $489.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.08 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation will post $5.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation announced that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, August 3rd that permits the company to repurchase 1,000,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

In other Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation news, VP Brian E. Miller sold 10,500 shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $114.61, for a total value of $1,203,405.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 12,058 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,381,967.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO R. Lee Cunningham sold 15,638 shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $118.79, for a total value of $1,857,638.02. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 43,922 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,217,494.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 53,361 shares of company stock worth $6,313,822. Corporate insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

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Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation Company Profile

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation focuses on vacation ownership, based on number of owners, number of resorts and revenues. The Company is an exclusive worldwide developer, marketer, seller and manager of vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands.

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