Headlines about Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) have been trending positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Marriott Vacations Worldwide earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0615632328931 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

VAC has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in a research report on Friday, January 5th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Instinet initiated coverage on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $151.00 target price on the stock. Nomura initiated coverage on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $151.00 target price on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $133.22.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) opened at $136.05 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 4.65 and a current ratio of 6.64. The firm has a market cap of $3,738.13, a P/E ratio of 22.45 and a beta of 1.25. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has a one year low of $87.56 and a one year high of $154.14.

In other Marriott Vacations Worldwide news, VP Michael E. Yonker sold 1,242 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.06, for a total transaction of $187,616.52. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 4,894 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $739,287.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Michael E. Yonker sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $134.43, for a total transaction of $336,075.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 3,128 shares in the company, valued at approximately $420,497.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 15,554 shares of company stock worth $2,113,261. 3.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Marriott Vacations Worldwide

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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