Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H) major shareholder Gregory Boyd Penner sold 45,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.56, for a total transaction of $2,365,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Gregory Boyd Penner also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, November 14th, Gregory Boyd Penner sold 68,000 shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.24, for a total transaction of $3,620,320.00.
  • On Friday, November 11th, Gregory Boyd Penner sold 44,878 shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.83, for a total transaction of $2,370,904.74.
  • On Thursday, November 10th, Gregory Boyd Penner sold 62,431 shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.83, for a total transaction of $3,298,229.73.
  • On Tuesday, November 8th, Gregory Boyd Penner sold 130,000 shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total transaction of $6,813,300.00.
  • On Wednesday, November 9th, Gregory Boyd Penner sold 130,000 shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total transaction of $6,813,300.00.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H) traded up 2.99% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $53.82. 976,452 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Hyatt Hotels Corp. has a 52 week low of $34.06 and a 52 week high of $54.82. The company has a market capitalization of $7.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.64 and a beta of 1.41. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $50.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $50.19.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.18. Hyatt Hotels Corp. had a net margin of 4.49% and a return on equity of 5.33%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Hyatt Hotels Corp. will post $1.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H)

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. by 1,304.3% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 646,910 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,842,000 after buying an additional 600,842 shares during the last quarter. Mason Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. during the third quarter worth about $27,924,000. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. by 16.2% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,495,979 shares of the company’s stock worth $73,632,000 after buying an additional 208,010 shares during the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG boosted its stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. by 415.2% in the second quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 160,131 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,870,000 after buying an additional 129,048 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG boosted its stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. by 13.2% in the third quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 887,882 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,701,000 after buying an additional 103,727 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 17.75% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Evercore ISI lowered shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $44.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Vetr lowered shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Morgan Stanley set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hyatt Hotels Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.66.

About Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a global hospitality company. The Company develops, owns, operates, manages, franchises, licenses or provides services to a portfolio of properties, consisting of full service hotels, select service hotels, resorts and other properties, including timeshare, fractional and other forms of residential and vacation properties.

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