Marriott Vacations Worldwide Co. (NYSE:VAC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Co. (NYSE:VAC – Get Rating) have earned an average recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $187.00.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft dropped their price target on Marriott Vacations Worldwide from $202.00 to $188.00 in a research report on Friday, June 17th. StockNews.com lowered Marriott Vacations Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Barclays started coverage on Marriott Vacations Worldwide in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $136.00 price target on the stock.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Price Performance

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VAC opened at $129.66 on Monday. The business’s 50-day moving average is $130.26 and its two-hundred day moving average is $147.01. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has a 1-year low of $110.08 and a 1-year high of $174.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 2.86 and a quick ratio of 2.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.37 billion, a PE ratio of 43.22 and a beta of 2.15.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC – Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $1.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.47 by $0.23. Marriott Vacations Worldwide had a return on equity of 9.84% and a net margin of 3.23%. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.49) earnings per share. Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s revenue for the quarter was up 38.6% on a year-over-year basis. Research analysts anticipate that Marriott Vacations Worldwide will post 9.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Dividend Announcement

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 26th were given a dividend of $0.62 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 25th. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.91%. Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 82.67%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Marriott Vacations Worldwide

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Total Clarity Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide during the fourth quarter worth $25,000. Sageworth Trust Co of South Dakota bought a new stake in shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in the fourth quarter valued at about $28,000. UMB Bank NA MO bought a new stake in shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in the fourth quarter valued at about $31,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide during the first quarter worth about $40,000. Finally, Cornerstone Advisory LLC bought a new position in Marriott Vacations Worldwide during the fourth quarter worth about $43,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.67% of the company’s stock.

About Marriott Vacations Worldwide

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, a vacation company, develops, markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership and related products. It operates through two segments, Vacation Ownership and Exchange & Third-Party Management. The company manages vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, Sheraton Vacation Club, Westin Vacation Club, Hyatt Residence Club, and Marriott Vacation Club Pulse brands.

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