Wyndham Worldwide Corp

  • Profit From This Boom

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYN

    If you’re going to invest in hospitality, then you might want to consider the biggest provider of hotel rooms in the world.

    Popular brands 

    It’s possible that you have never heard of InterContinental Hotels (NYSE: IHG). However, there's an excellent chance that you have heard of its brand hotels, such as Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Crowne Plaza. You might also want to familiarize yourself with more »

  • Catch the "Wynd" of Increasing Travel

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    With the average daily rate of hotel rooms increasing by about 5% so far this year, hoteliers are gearing up for profit surges. I expect that to last for at least the next several years as international travel ramps up.

    Wyndham expands in developing world

    Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is looking to expand in the developing world, and that is a strategy many of the top companies are taking. The more »

  • Tiger Cub John Griffin’s High Upside Potential Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, C, LBTYA, OC, WYN

    We can screen stocks for “upside potential” through the PEG ratio, which takes into account both a stock’s price-to-earnings multiple and analyst expectations for future growth (we emphasize that this is only a measure of upside potential because analyst forecasts aren’t always correct). Since we at Insider Monkey track 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds as part of our work researching investment strategies, we can also look more »

  • This Travel Industry Is Hot

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    With the rebounding economy, the hotel industry is heating up and it appears that Starwood Hotels (NYSE: HOT) is the hottest. Starwood is a leading hotel and leisure company, with brands that include St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points and Element -- having over 1,000 hotels in 100 countries.  

    S&P noted that hotel room pricing was up 4.2% and occupancy was up 2.5%. Meanwhile, revenue per available more »

  • The US lodging industry post crisis

    By patricio kehoe - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: H, HOT, WYN

    Some investors view the luxury sector as recession proof. As the US economy is struggling to get back on the growth track, the lodging industry has followed the trend. According to the 2013 Host Almanac, the hotel sector in the US has reached a new high of $155.5 billion in revenue for 2012 and profitability margins are reaching the pre-crisis levels. All these data could be misleading if we more »

  • Billionaire Stephen Mandel’s High Upside Potential Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BEAV, CTSH, KORS, QCOM, WYN

    One way to estimate a stock’s upside potential is by using the PEG ratio, which incorporates both the P/E multiple favored by value investors and analyst expectations for future earnings growth. While investors should take the PEG ratio with a grain of salt since analysts aren’t always accurate, it at least represents a quantitative screen which takes growth into account to some degree.

    We track quarterly 13F more »

  • Can Hotel Companies Provide You with Stability and Growth?

    By Paul Sangrey - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: H, IHG, MAR, HOT, WYN

    One of the keys in investing is to find companies that have low downside risk but still have a great deal of upside potential.  This is exactly what Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) gives you. It has an established position in the luxury hotel market and has weathered the most recent recession reasonably well. At the same time it is in the process of a major expansion into China more »

  • Should You Give This Stock a Share Of Your Time?

    By Mark Lin - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: IILG, VAC, WYN

    While many investors like exciting growth stories and charismatic CEOs, I prefer to select companies with significant competitive advantages by virtue of their business models. Companies, which are beneficiaries of the network effect, tend to enjoy high customer retention rates and become stronger as they grow in size. 

    Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ: IILG), is such a company, with an extensive timeshare exchange network of about two million members and 2 more »

  • Making Room for Expansion: The Lodging Industry

    By Damian Illia - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYN

    The lodging industry took a huge blow with the last world economic recession. Some went under, others managed to stay alive. For those who remained in the game, recovery was not easy. Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), and Intercontinental Hotels (NYSE: IHG) are three companies that were able to stay at the table. Today, all three hold good future prospects, although some are better than others.

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  • Lodging Industry Set to Reap Huge Profits

    By Ted Cooper - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    In most markets, the price of a good is dictated by supply and demand. When supply outstrips demand, prices fall; when demand outstrips supply, prices can rise rapidly. The latter scenario currently exists in the lodging industry and is likely to persist for many years to come. Companies in this industry will likely experience large increases in profitability over the next few years as a result of the growing shortage more »

  • 2 Hotels to Love, 1 to Question, 1 to Avoid

    By Erin McBride - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT, WYN

    As the U.S. economy improves, both personal travelers and corporate travelers are returning to the road with a little more money to spend. The lodging industry has begun to see considerable improvement as a result, with many chains reporting pre-recession earnings.

    A TripAdvisor survey revealed 42% of U.S. travelers are planning to increase travel spending this year, and 79% of U.S. hoteliers are optimistic about increased profit more »

  • Hotel Investments: A Review

    By Vanina Egea - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    Despite the seasonality of revenue, the hotel and motel industry requires constant renovations and maintenance to keep businesses healthy. In such a competitive environment, most global hotel companies are searching to augment guest satisfaction and gain a better foothold in the industry. Hence, brand conversion and remodeling are very important.

    I am going to analyze three companies, focusing on their investments and performance.

    Big investments and ambitious renovation plans

    Starwood more »

  • Strong Tailwinds Bode Well for Hotels

    By Ted Cooper - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, HOT, WYN

    The U.S. lodging industry is currently benefiting from a shortage of hotel rooms due to growth of demand outpacing that of supply. As a result, hotels and other lodging businesses should continue to to increase profitability as the cyclical tailwinds blow strong.

    In addition to the current environment of higher demand than supply, hotel chains also benefit from barriers to entry due to high switching costs among the property more »

  • Top 5 Stocks From This Niche Hedge Fund

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: DG, GNC, SD, SRC, WYN

    TPG-Axon first launched in 2005 as a $2.8 billion joint venture between TPG (the private equity giant) and Dinakar Singh, a former top trader at Goldman Sachs. TPG-Axon now manages some $5.8 billion across both the public and private markets. For its publicly owned securities, the hedge fund is very concentrated, with around 40% of its portfolio invested in its top five stocks. As a result, the fund more »

  • These Investor Friendly Companies Will Make Your Portfolio Shine!

    By Shweta Dubey - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYN

    Since the beginning of 2012, the hotel & lodging industry has entered into recovery mode. According to the preliminary data for 2012, the average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy saw an improvement of 4.3% and 2.3% respectively. This recovery was mainly due to rising volumes of international travel and tourism. In 2013, I anticipate further growth in travel volumes because of rapidly booming BRIC economies. The hotel companies with more »

  • These Investor Friendly Stocks will Shine Your Portfolio

    By Shweta Dubey - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYN

    Year 2012, marked a beginning for the recovery in the hotel & lodging industry. However, some hindrances were seen in the second half of 2012 due to the various fiscal concerns. These swings have affected the overall market sentiment, and have led to a sense of uncertainty in the hotel stocks by the end of 2012. In 2013, I feel the sector is back on the radar bravely; withstanding all the more »

  • How to Trade These Lodging Stocks in 2013

    By Madhukar Dubey - January 25, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYN

    2012 was a great year for the lodging companies with occupancy and RevPAR trends improving. Stock prices of these companies followed their business fundamentals and Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) and Intercontinental Hotels (NYSE: IHG) significantly outperformed the S&P 500. The following table shows some of the key parameters for these companies.

    Company Name

    % Gain in Stock 2012

    % increase in EPS 2012

    5 Yr Expected PEG more »

  • Long Term Value Opportunites in Hotels

    By Joshua Bondy - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: H, MAR, HOT, WYN

    The world is an interesting place. Asia continues to grow though China's demographics have already reached their peak. Europe continues to suffer periodic repercussions from its debt crisis. Austerity measures are dragging down the weaker countries which are starting to impact Germany and France. The United States has entered into a low growth period with highly elevated levels of unemployment from the 2008 recession. It is in this environment more »

  • Dividends and Stock Buybacks: 5 Buy-Rated Stocks with the Highest Combined Yield and Accretion

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: AIZ, CCE, UFS, VR, WYN

    In a recent note to clients, Goldman Sachs’ analyst Robert D. Boroujerdi presented 23 buy-rated dividend stocks from various sectors that aim to increase shareholder value through a capital deployment strategy focused on a combination of dividends and share repurchases. All selected picks have sustainable payouts and look more attractive than bonds. The entire list of the featured stocks can be found here, courtesy of Business Insider. Below is a more »

  • Goldman Sachs: 2013 Buy-Rated Stocks with Share Repurchase, Yield

    By John Macris - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: CCE, CSX, LOW, NSC, WYN

    While a handful of analysts expect the S&P 500 index to breach the record 1,565.15 close reached on October 9, 2007, I believe the market performance in 2013 could be uneven given the need for continued legislative action in Washington. On Thursday, January 10, the S&P reached a five-year closing high of 1472.12, which is only 6 percent lower than the above-mentioned record high.

    Data more »

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