Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2022 Earnings of $0.62 Per Share, Truist Financial Forecast (NYSE:WH)
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: WH) – Equity analysts at Truist Financial lowered their estimates for first-quarter 2022 earnings per share for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in a research report released Thursday, February 10. Truist Financial analyst P. Scholes now expects the company to post earnings per share of $0.62 for the quarter, down from its previous forecast of $0.75. Truist Financial has a “Buy” rating and a price target of $91.00 on the stock. Truist Financial also released estimates for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Q2 2022 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q3 2022 earnings at $1.25 EPS, Q4 2022 earnings at $0.75 EPS, FY2022 earnings at $3.59 EPS, Q1 2023 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q2 2023 earnings at $1.19 EPS, Q3 2023 earnings at $1.32 EPS, Q4 2023 at $0.89 EPS and FY2023 earnings at $4.24 EPS.
WH has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Wyndham Hotels & Resorts shares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a Wednesday, Feb. 2 research note. Berenberg Bank upgraded Wyndham Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a Thursday, Jan. 6, research report. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its price target on Wyndham Hotels & Resorts from $83.00 to $86.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a Monday, Oct. 18 research report. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on Wyndham Hotels & Resorts stock in a Thursday, Dec. 9 research note. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned the company a buy rating. According to MarketBeat data, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $90.33.
NYSE: WH opened at $87.10 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $84.98 and a 200-day moving average price of $80.35. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has a 12 month minimum of $58.44 and a 12 month maximum of $91.41. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt ratio of 1.84. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.12 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 43.55 and a beta of 1.70.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 29. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 15 received a dividend of $0.32 per share. This is a positive change from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 14. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.28 and a yield of 1.47%. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ dividend payout ratio is 64.00%.
In a similar vein, CAO Nicola Rossi sold 16,873 shares of the company in a trade on Wednesday, December 29. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.65, for a total transaction of $1,512,664.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, accessible via this link. Additionally, Chief Financial Officer Michele Allen sold 28,089 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Thursday, November 18. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.21, for a total value of $2,449,641.69. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. In the past three months, insiders have sold 46,194 shares of the company worth $4,062,394. Insiders of the company hold 2.06% of the shares of the company.
A number of hedge funds have recently changed their positions in WH. HighTower Advisors LLC increased its position in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts shares by 1.6% in the third quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 7,815 shares of the company worth $605,000 after purchasing an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts shares by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,789 shares of the company valued at $340,000 after purchasing an additional 146 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts shares by 3.5% during the fourth quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,696 shares of the company worth $421,000 after purchasing an additional 157 shares in the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC increased its position in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts shares by 4.1% during the second quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 4,110 shares of the company worth $297,000 after acquiring 163 additional shares in the last quarter. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its equity stake in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts by 0.8% during the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 21,543 shares of the company valued at $1,931,000 after purchasing an additional 180 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 92.87% of the company’s shares.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Company Profile
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc engages in the franchise and operation of hotels under the Wyndham brand. It operates through the following segments: hotel franchise and hotel management. The Hotel Franchise segment licenses brand names and related brands to hotel owners under long-term franchise agreements.
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