Brokerages expect Wyndham Worldwide Co. (NYSE:WYN) to report $1.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for Wyndham Worldwide’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.40 and the lowest is $1.32. Wyndham Worldwide also posted earnings of $1.35 per share in the same quarter last year. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Wyndham Worldwide will report full-year earnings of $6.04 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.02 to $6.08. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $6.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.45 to $6.91. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Wyndham Worldwide.

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $2.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.01. Wyndham Worldwide had a return on equity of 97.31% and a net margin of 10.20%. The business had revenue of $1.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.67 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.89 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Wyndham Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $108.29.

In related news, VP Scott G. Mclester sold 15,381 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total value of $1,768,815.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 8,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,025,455. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director George Herrera sold 311 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.82, for a total value of $32,910.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.39% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WYN. FMR LLC lifted its stake in Wyndham Worldwide by 88.5% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,483,756 shares of the company’s stock worth $952,263,000 after acquiring an additional 4,451,772 shares in the last quarter. Elliott Management Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide during the 2nd quarter worth about $80,329,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide by 52.3% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,025,053 shares of the company’s stock worth $213,136,000 after purchasing an additional 695,118 shares in the last quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT raised its stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide by 40.6% during the 3rd quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 2,188,588 shares of the company’s stock worth $230,699,000 after purchasing an additional 631,648 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in shares of Wyndham Worldwide by 479.7% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 726,274 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,556,000 after purchasing an additional 600,980 shares in the last quarter. 93.92% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) traded down $0.92 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $113.56. The company had a trading volume of 584,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,104,181. Wyndham Worldwide has a fifty-two week low of $75.36 and a fifty-two week high of $115.22. The company has a market capitalization of $11,599.82, a PE ratio of 18.92 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.00, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.81.

Wyndham Worldwide declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, October 25th that authorizes the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 27th were given a $0.58 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 24th. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. Wyndham Worldwide’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 41.58%.

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About Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is a hospitality company. The Company offers a range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of brands. The Company operates through three segments: Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Destination Network and Wyndham Vacation Ownership. The Company’s brands include Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Wingate by Wyndham, Microtel Inns & Suites by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, RCI, Landal GreenParks, Novasol, Hoseasons, cottages.com, James Villa Holidays, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Shell Vacations Club and WorldMark by Wyndham.

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