Headlines about Marriot Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Marriot Vacations Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.7633522362906 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide (NYSE VAC) opened at $134.42 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 6.64, a quick ratio of 4.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21. Marriot Vacations Worldwide has a fifty-two week low of $79.79 and a fifty-two week high of $143.53. The stock has a market cap of $3,528.02, a P/E ratio of 21.97 and a beta of 1.19.

Marriot Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $1.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by $0.27. Marriot Vacations Worldwide had a net margin of 8.28% and a return on equity of 17.91%. The firm had revenue of $486.99 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $470.05 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.96 earnings per share. Marriot Vacations Worldwide’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Marriot Vacations Worldwide will post 5.38 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Nomura assumed coverage on shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $151.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price objective on shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $133.22.

In related news, COO R. Lee Cunningham sold 9,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.02, for a total value of $1,215,180.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 19,356 shares in the company, valued at $2,613,447.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Melquiades R. Martinez sold 2,812 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.14, for a total value of $374,389.68. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $59,247.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 14,312 shares of company stock valued at $1,925,645. 3.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Marriot Vacations Worldwide Company Profile

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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