Insider Selling: Hyatt Hotels Co. (H) Insider Sells $18,733.47 in Stock

Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) insider Peter Sears sold 259 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.33, for a total transaction of $18,733.47. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,792 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $780,585.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Peter Sears also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, September 8th, Peter Sears sold 9,059 shares of Hyatt Hotels stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.29, for a total transaction of $537,108.11.

Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) traded up $0.51 on Thursday, reaching $71.62. 726,574 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 762,083. The company has a market cap of $8,584.22, a P/E ratio of 40.11, a PEG ratio of 10.27 and a beta of 1.25. Hyatt Hotels Co. has a 52 week low of $50.21 and a 52 week high of $73.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.06.

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. Hyatt Hotels had a net margin of 4.66% and a return on equity of 6.13%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.47 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Hyatt Hotels Co. will post 1.73 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Hyatt Hotels by 18.4% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 36,746 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,984,000 after purchasing an additional 5,700 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Hyatt Hotels by 38.2% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 303,583 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,386,000 after purchasing an additional 83,936 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in Hyatt Hotels by 9.1% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 427,437 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,074,000 after purchasing an additional 35,616 shares during the period. Cigna Investments Inc. New bought a new position in Hyatt Hotels in the 2nd quarter valued at $477,000. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in Hyatt Hotels in the 2nd quarter valued at $422,000. 38.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

H has been the subject of several research analyst reports. MKM Partners upgraded shares of Hyatt Hotels from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Hyatt Hotels from $61.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Hyatt Hotels in a research note on Friday, September 8th. FBR & Co restated an “outperform” rating and set a $66.00 price target (up previously from $63.00) on shares of Hyatt Hotels in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up previously from $59.00) on shares of Hyatt Hotels in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $69.40.

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About Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a global hospitality company. The Company develops, owns, operates, manages, franchises, licenses or provides services to a portfolio of properties. The Company operates through four segments: owned and leased hotels; Americas management and franchising (Americas); ASPAC management and franchising (ASPAC), and EAME/SW Asia management and franchising (EAME/SW Asia).

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