Equities analysts forecast that Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) will announce earnings of $1.28 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for Wyndham Worldwide’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.26 to $1.30. Wyndham Worldwide reported earnings of $1.14 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 12.3%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Wednesday, May 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Wyndham Worldwide will report full-year earnings of $7.17 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.96 to $7.45. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $8.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.85 to $8.51. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Wyndham Worldwide.

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Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.14. Wyndham Worldwide had a net margin of 15.35% and a return on equity of 92.39%. The firm had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.39 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.35 earnings per share. Wyndham Worldwide’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

WYN has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wyndham Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Wyndham Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Wyndham Worldwide in a research report on Friday, January 5th. They issued an “underperform” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of 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. Finally, Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Wyndham Worldwide from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $129.22.

In other Wyndham Worldwide news, VP Nicola Rossi sold 2,863 shares of Wyndham Worldwide stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.50, for a total transaction of $336,402.50. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,375. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director George Herrera sold 270 shares of Wyndham Worldwide stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.76, for a total value of $32,875.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 19,510 shares of company stock worth $2,273,541 in the last three months. 2.18% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Lourd Capital LLC purchased a new position in Wyndham Worldwide during the 4th quarter valued at about $231,000. Palo Capital Inc. grew its stake in Wyndham Worldwide by 10.3% during the 4th quarter. Palo Capital Inc. now owns 23,705 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,747,000 after acquiring an additional 2,222 shares in the last quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd grew its stake in Wyndham Worldwide by 40.3% during the 4th quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 61,339 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,108,000 after acquiring an additional 17,610 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue grew its stake in Wyndham Worldwide by 68.5% during the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 18,228 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,111,000 after acquiring an additional 7,410 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Shell Asset Management Co. grew its stake in Wyndham Worldwide by 20.3% during the 4th quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 40,577 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,702,000 after acquiring an additional 6,839 shares in the last quarter. 93.03% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Wyndham Worldwide stock opened at $111.78 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.44. Wyndham Worldwide has a 52 week low of $87.06 and a 52 week high of $127.96. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,975.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.78 and a beta of 1.34.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th were paid a $0.66 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $2.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.36%. This is a boost from Wyndham Worldwide’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.58. Wyndham Worldwide’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.00%.

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Wyndham Worldwide Company Profile

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation provides hospitality services and products to individual and business customers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Hotel Group, Destination Network, and Vacation Ownership. The Hotel Group segment primarily franchises hotels in the upscale, upper midscale, midscale, economy, and extended stay segments, as well as provides property management services for full-service and select limited-service hotels.

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