Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) insider Featherman Trust sold 72,569 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.90, for a total value of $5,000,004.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of NYSE:H traded down $1.22 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $69.81. 25,889 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 884,801. The company has a market cap of $7.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.29, a PEG ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 2.17 and a quick ratio of 2.15. Hyatt Hotels Co. has a one year low of $64.82 and a one year high of $84.89.

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. Hyatt Hotels had a return on equity of 4.95% and a net margin of 17.80%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Hyatt Hotels Co. will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 28th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 27th. Hyatt Hotels’s dividend payout ratio is 33.71%.

H has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Nomura cut their target price on Hyatt Hotels from $85.00 to $73.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Cowen initiated coverage on Hyatt Hotels in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $75.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut Hyatt Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Longbow Research assumed coverage on Hyatt Hotels in a report on Friday, September 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $99.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $88.00 price target on Hyatt Hotels and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 19th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hyatt Hotels presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.41.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Security Capital Research & Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Hyatt Hotels by 23.9% in the second quarter. Security Capital Research & Management Inc. now owns 271,475 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,944,000 after acquiring an additional 52,450 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P purchased a new stake in Hyatt Hotels in the second quarter worth about $2,496,000. Natixis increased its position in Hyatt Hotels by 1,049.7% in the second quarter. Natixis now owns 138,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,685,000 after buying an additional 126,453 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Hyatt Hotels by 4.5% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 244,782 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,885,000 after buying an additional 10,469 shares in the last quarter. Finally, We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new stake in Hyatt Hotels in the third quarter worth about $300,000. 36.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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