News stories about Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wyndham Worldwide earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.7899531628824 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) opened at $118.40 on Wednesday. Wyndham Worldwide has a twelve month low of $81.16 and a twelve month high of $127.96. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.44. The company has a market capitalization of $11,858.12, a P/E ratio of 19.21 and a beta of 1.38.

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.14. Wyndham Worldwide had a return on equity of 92.39% and a net margin of 15.35%. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.39 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Wyndham Worldwide will post 7.03 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.66 per share. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This is an increase from Wyndham Worldwide’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.58. Wyndham Worldwide’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.42%.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Wyndham Worldwide in a research report on Friday, January 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $202.00 price objective on the stock. Wolfe Research raised shares of Wyndham Worldwide from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on shares of Wyndham Worldwide to $131.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on shares of Wyndham Worldwide in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Wyndham Worldwide from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $123.44.

In other news, CEO Geoffrey A. Ballotti sold 8,968 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $114.73, for a total value of $1,028,898.64. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 137,784 shares in the company, valued at $15,807,958.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Scott G. Mclester sold 15,381 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total transaction of $1,768,815.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 8,917 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,025,455. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 34,891 shares of company stock worth $4,042,356. Corporate insiders own 2.39% of the company’s stock.

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Wyndham Worldwide Company Profile

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,, James Villa Holidays, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Shell Vacations Club and WorldMark by Wyndham.

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