Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) by 14.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 41,200 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,112 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Hyatt Hotels were worth $3,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Hyatt Hotels by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC now owns 35,160 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,586,000 after purchasing an additional 883 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its holdings in shares of Hyatt Hotels by 2.9% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 44,038 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,358,000 after purchasing an additional 1,238 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Hyatt Hotels by 134.7% in the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 2,244 shares of the company’s stock valued at $165,000 after purchasing an additional 1,288 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Hyatt Hotels by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 142,166 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,455,000 after purchasing an additional 2,118 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital Fund Management S.A. purchased a new stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels in the fourth quarter valued at about $202,000. Institutional investors own 39.05% of the company’s stock.

In other Hyatt Hotels news, insider Maryam Banikarim sold 4,992 shares of Hyatt Hotels stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.17, for a total transaction of $400,208.64. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 23,840 shares in the company, valued at $1,911,252.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Peter Fulton sold 4,300 shares of Hyatt Hotels stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.10, for a total transaction of $344,430.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 22,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,767,486.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 13,598 shares of company stock valued at $1,093,425. 18.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on H. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on shares of Hyatt Hotels from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Hyatt Hotels from $88.00 to $87.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 4th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Hyatt Hotels from $82.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price objective (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Hyatt Hotels in a report on Friday, March 16th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hyatt Hotels from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.38.

Hyatt Hotels opened at $80.86 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 2.09 and a quick ratio of 2.08. Hyatt Hotels Co. has a 12 month low of $54.38 and a 12 month high of $83.02. The company has a market capitalization of $9.46 billion, a PE ratio of 60.34, a PEG ratio of 11.49 and a beta of 1.29.

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.33. Hyatt Hotels had a net margin of 12.81% and a return on equity of 4.39%. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.68 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Hyatt Hotels Co. will post 1.41 EPS for the current year.

About Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a hospitality company, develops, owns, operates, manages, franchises, licenses, or provides services to hotels, resorts, residential, and other properties. It operates in four segments: Owned and Leased Hotels, Americas Management and Franchising, ASPAC Management and Franchising, and EAME/SW Asia Management and Franchising.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H)

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