Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (VAC) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $132.50.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday. Nomura decreased their price target on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from $158.00 to $136.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 28th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in a report on Wednesday, March 20th. SunTrust Banks lifted their price target on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide to $149.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th.
In other Marriott Vacations Worldwide news, SVP Laurie A. Sullivan sold 2,857 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.87, for a total transaction of $273,900.59. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NYSE:VAC traded up $2.60 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $97.58. The stock had a trading volume of 6,859 shares, compared to its average volume of 433,502. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.50 billion, a PE ratio of 16.61, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.66. The company has a current ratio of 3.05, a quick ratio of 2.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has a fifty-two week low of $60.67 and a fifty-two week high of $126.84.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.69 by ($0.24). The firm had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.08 billion. Marriott Vacations Worldwide had a net margin of 0.60% and a return on equity of 8.05%. Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s quarterly revenue was up 85.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.39 earnings per share. On average, research analysts predict that Marriott Vacations Worldwide will post 7.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 22nd. Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s payout ratio is 30.61%.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Company Profile
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation develops, markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Hyatt Residence Club brands, and Marriott Vacation Club Pulse brands. The company operates through two segments, Vacation Ownership and Exchange & Third-Party Management.
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