$1.19 EPS Expected for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (VAC)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp

The institutional investor held 135,708 shares of the real estate company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $11.52 million, down from 265,196 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $129.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. The company's stock had a trading volume of 602,400 shares. It is down 95.13% since September 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.04% the S&P500. After having $1.60 EPS previously, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp's analysts see -25.63 % EPS growth. Therefore 50% are positive.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on VAC. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. The company was maintained on Friday, July 22 by Telsey Advisory Group.

Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, August 3rd that allows the company to repurchase 1,000,000 outstanding shares. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, February 24. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Thursday, January 19 with "Market Perform". The firm has "Buy" rating by M Partners given on Friday, October 16. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company was maintained on Friday, May 5 by Telsey Advisory Group. Deutsche Bank AG restated a "hold" rating and set a $112.00 target price (up from $92.00) on shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.04 on September 18, reaching $4.69. The shares were sold at an average price of $119.70, for a total transaction of $881,710.20.

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/20/17, Las Vegas Sands Corp (Symbol: LVS), Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. It has outperformed by 78.43% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.24, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.01% or 41,799 shares. Vantage Inv Advsrs Ltd Co has 80 shares. Bancshares Of Montreal Can invested in 3,942 shares or 0% of the stock. State Street Corp lifted its position in shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation by 2.9% during the second quarter. Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation has a 52-week low of $59.33 and a 52-week high of $128.25. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 1,281 shares in the company, valued at approximately $151,350.15. Principal Gru Inc holds 0.02% or 190,680 shares in its portfolio. More interesting news about Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: "Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend" published on September 08, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Marriott Vacations Worldwide's (VAC) CEO Steve Weisz on Q2 2017 Results ..." with publication date: August 07, 2017. Creative Planning now owns 1,307 shares of the company's stock worth $154,000 after acquiring an additional 40 shares in the last quarter. 9,000 were accumulated by Omers Administration Corp. Nordea Investment Mngmt has 15,404 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation in the 1st quarter valued at about $193,000. Highlander Cap Management Ltd Liability reported 30 shares. Tarbox Inc holds 0% or 10 shares. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. grew its stake in shares of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter.

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Among 8 analysts covering Marriot Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. The Firm is an exclusive worldwide developer, marketer, seller and manager of vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands. The Firm operates through three divisions North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Since March 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.15 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.15, for a total value of $425,221.85. Also, VP John E. Geller, Jr. sold 7,366 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 26th. It also reduced Rambus Inc Del (Put) (NASDAQ:RMBS) stake by 100,100 shares and now owns 70,400 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Marriot Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 24 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with "Buy". "The rating was upgraded by Bruyette & Woods" on Monday, August 17 to "Outperform". The stock decreased 1.56% or $1.8 on September 15, reaching $113.33. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 14 with "Market Perform". They set a "buy" rating and a $142.00 price target for the company. The stock has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 14.

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