Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (WYN): Today's Featured Leisure Winner

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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation rose 90 cents (1.8%) to $49.99 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.5 million shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $49.60-$50.40 after having opened the day at $49.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.09. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: PokerTek ( PTEK), up 13.9%, Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), up 9.8%, Pizza Inn Holdings ( PZZI), up 4%, and Town Sports International Holdings ( CLUB), up 3.7%.
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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality products and services to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $6.85 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, MakeMyTrip ( MMYT), down 7.7%, Multimedia Games ( MGAM), down 6.2%, Flanigan's ( BDL), down 4.4%, and Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain ( CCSC), down 3.4%, were all laggards within the leisure industry with Marriott International ( MAR) being today's leisure industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the leisure industry could consider PowerShares Dynamic Leisure&Entert ( PEJ) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services ( SCC).

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