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Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: WH)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. (WH) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $71.31. The Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. has recorded 13,824 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted New Super 8® Candle Collection Smells Like an Epic Road Trip.

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Stocks Info

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Lodging industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $71.31 and fluctuated between $71.48 as its day high and $70.04 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. is $6.23B. A total of 0.53 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 828.71K shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, WH has seen 10 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 24,331 and the disposition of 28,652 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 80 BUYs and 21 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 320,500 shares during that period but sold 117,707.

In the most recent transaction, ALLEN MICHELE sold 14,940 shares of WH for 71.34 per share on Dec 06. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 22, Cash Paul F sold 8,137 shares at 74.38 per share. WH shares that General Counsel & Corp. Secy. owns now total 5,034.

Among the insiders who sold shares, CHECCHIO LISA disposed of 4,000 shares on Nov 14 at a per-share price of $72.80. This resulted in the Chief Marketing Officer holding 13,120 shares of WH after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Strickland Scott R. sold 1,575 shares at $74.07 per share on Oct 28. Company shares held by the Chief Information Officer now total 12,127.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.28, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.79%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.86. WH’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/13/2022 when it declared a $0.32 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/28/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/28/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 9/13/2022. The WH stock dividend was $0.32 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WH in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $88.06 with high estimates of $100.00 and low estimates of $81.50. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WH has a high of $93.86 and a low of $58.81.

As of this writing, WH has an earnings estimate of $0.63 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.68 per share and a lower estimate of $0.53. The company reported an EPS of $1.07 in the last quarter, which was 13.80% higher than expectations of $0.94.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 11 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WH is Hold with a score of 4.88. A total of 7 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 3 rated it as Overweight while 1 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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