NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp. jumped Friday after the lodging company affirmed its second-quarter guidance, although it also has announced that Chief Financial Officer Virginia Wilson is stepping down.

Wyndham shares surged $1.31, or 11.7 percent, to $12.51 in afternoon trading. The stock has traded between $2.55 and $20.96 during the past 52 weeks.

Early Friday, Wyndham reiterated it expects second-quarter earnings of 36 cents to 41 cents per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect a profit of 37 cents per share.

The updated outlook followed Wyndham's announcement Thursday that Wilson is leaving the company in the third quarter to pursue other interests. Wyndham said it is searching for her successor.

"We think that management took this opportunity to reiterate guidance to assure investors that her departure was not tied to expected results for the quarter," said Robert LaFleur of Susquehanna Financial Group in a note to investors.

"While we think that investors may be jittery with the CFO's departure, we believe they will likely find comfort in the reiteration of guidance," said FBR Capital Markets analyst C. Patrick Scholes.

The Parsippany, N.J.-based company, which includes hotel and timeshare businesses, is scheduled to report results on July 29.

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