Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp Sentiment Increases on Better Stock Potential

October 2, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Sentiment for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) institutional sentiment increased to 1.69 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.64, from 1.05 in 2018Q1. The ratio has improved, as 135 institutional investors increased and started new stock positions, while 80 decreased and sold stakes in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now own: 23.64 million shares, up from 19.19 million shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp in their top 10 stock positions increased from 3 to 4 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 30 Reduced: 50 Increased: 94 New Position: 41.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation develops, markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands. The company has market cap of $5.06 billion. The firm also develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership and related products under The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club brand; and holds right to develop, market, and sell ownership residential products under The Ritz-Carlton Residences brand. It has a 14.91 P/E ratio. It sells points vacation ownership products through Marriott Vacation Club points ownership programs focused in North America and the Asia Pacific; and weeks vacation ownership products.

The stock decreased 1.45% or $1.58 during the last trading session, reaching $107.43. About 177,774 shares traded. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) has declined 3.82% since October 2, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.44% the S&P500.

Analysts await Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $1.90 EPS, up 34.75 % or $0.49 from last year’s $1.41 per share. VAC’s profit will be $89.49M for 14.14 P/E if the $1.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual EPS reported by Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.50 % EPS growth.

Frontfour Capital Group Llc holds 4.93% of its portfolio in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation for 175,153 shares. Bamco Inc Ny owns 2.70 million shares or 1.33% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lorber David A has 0.96% invested in the company for 3,647 shares. The Missouri-based Piermont Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.7% in the stock. Tygh Capital Management Inc., a Oregon-based fund reported 36,435 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $857,781 activity.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 86% of Marriott Vacations’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Marriott Vacations, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $130 while the high is $158. The stock’s average target of $146.20 is 36.09% above today’s ($107.43) share price. VAC was included in 7 notes of analysts from May 1, 2018. Janney Capital maintained the shares of VAC in report on Tuesday, May 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 18 report. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $130 target in Friday, May 4 report. The stock of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Thursday, August 23. SunTrust upgraded Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) on Tuesday, May 1 to “Buy” rating.

Another recent and important Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Merger Arbitrage Mondays – September 3, 2018” on September 04, 2018.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) Institutional Positions Chart

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