Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Saturday. They currently have a $50.00 target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of $48.00. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective suggests a potential downside of 7.46% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other brokerages have also commented on H. Vetr lowered Hyatt Hotels Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $50.60 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, August 25th. FBR & Co set a $61.00 price target on Hyatt Hotels Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. MKM Partners set a $43.00 target price on Hyatt Hotels Corp. and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. TheStreet lowered Hyatt Hotels Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 7th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on Hyatt Hotels Corp. from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.29.

Analyst Recommendations for Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H)

Shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H) traded up 1.96% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $54.03. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 470,450 shares. The firm has a market cap of $7.07 billion, a PE ratio of 36.78 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a 50-day moving average of $51.31 and a 200-day moving average of $50.41. Hyatt Hotels Corp. has a 12 month low of $34.06 and a 12 month high of $54.82.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.18. Hyatt Hotels Corp. had a return on equity of 5.33% and a net margin of 4.49%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Hyatt Hotels Corp. will post $1.63 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, major shareholder Gregory Boyd Penner sold 130,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total value of $6,813,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 25.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of H. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. by 3.1% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 3,217 shares of the company’s stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Brave Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. during the second quarter valued at $167,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company bought a new stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. during the third quarter valued at $188,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. by 500.9% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,062 shares of the company’s stock valued at $199,000 after buying an additional 3,386 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Hyatt Hotels Corp. during the third quarter valued at $201,000. Institutional investors own 18.82% of the company’s stock.

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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