Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:WH) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” From Analysts

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:WHGet Rating) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $92.00.

Several equities research analysts have commented on WH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 19th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in a report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,832,589 shares of the company’s stock worth $702,190,000 after purchasing an additional 113,404 shares during the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts by 28.9% in the fourth quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 3,940,506 shares of the company’s stock valued at $353,266,000 after acquiring an additional 884,079 shares during the period. Boston Partners boosted its stake in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts by 1.4% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 2,998,275 shares of the company’s stock valued at $253,899,000 after acquiring an additional 41,752 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts by 3.2% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,554,592 shares of the company’s stock valued at $216,348,000 after buying an additional 80,119 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts by 3.6% during the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 2,242,143 shares of the company’s stock valued at $189,887,000 after buying an additional 77,125 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.63% of the company’s stock.

NYSE WH opened at $75.32 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 2.13 and a current ratio of 2.13. The business’s fifty day moving average is $83.55 and its 200 day moving average is $84.32. The company has a market capitalization of $6.94 billion, a PE ratio of 21.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.48. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has a fifty-two week low of $65.24 and a fifty-two week high of $93.86.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:WHGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.29. The business had revenue of $371.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $339.16 million. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts had a return on equity of 31.60% and a net margin of 19.91%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.36 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will post 3.56 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 14th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.70%. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.78%.

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (Get Rating)

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. It operates through Hotel Franchising and Hotel Management segments. The Hotel Franchising segment licenses its lodging brands and provides related services to third-party hotel owners and others. The Hotel Management segment provides hotel management services for full-service and limited-service hotels.

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