Analysts Expect Wyndham Worldwide Co. (WYN) Will Announce Earnings of $1.35 Per Share
Wall Street analysts forecast that Wyndham Worldwide Co. (NYSE:WYN) will report $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Wyndham Worldwide’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.32 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.40. Wyndham Worldwide also reported earnings per share of $1.35 in the same quarter last year. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 14th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Wyndham Worldwide will report full year earnings of $6.04 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.02 to $6.08. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $6.63 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.45 to $6.91. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Wyndham Worldwide.
Several equities analysts have commented on WYN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Wyndham Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Wolfe Research upgraded Wyndham Worldwide from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine upgraded Wyndham Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Macquarie started coverage on Wyndham Worldwide in a research report on Friday, January 5th. They issued an “underperform” rating for the company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on Wyndham Worldwide from $113.00 to $123.00 in a research report on Friday, January 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $122.50.
Wyndham Worldwide announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, October 25th that authorizes the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
In other news, VP Scott G. Mclester sold 15,381 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total value of $1,768,815.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 8,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,025,455. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 2.39% of the company’s stock.
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide in the fourth quarter valued at about $103,000. Gradient Investments LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide in the fourth quarter valued at about $163,000. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide in the third quarter valued at about $209,000. Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide in the fourth quarter valued at about $231,000. Finally, Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide in the third quarter valued at about $253,000. 93.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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About Wyndham Worldwide
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, cottages.com, James Villa Holidays, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Shell Vacations Club and WorldMark by Wyndham.
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