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 down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation rose $1.33 (2.2%) to $61.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,895,443 shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,467,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $61.15-$62.59 after having opened the day at $61.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.91. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN), up 5.1%, China Lodging Group ( HTHT), up 4.1%, Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain ( CCSC), up 3.5% and MakeMyTrip ( MMYT), up 3.4%.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality services and products to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Panera Bread Company ( PNRA), down 6.8%, Ruth's Hospitality Group ( RUTH), down 6.2%, Chuy's Holdings ( CHUY), down 4.4% and Nathans Famous ( NATH), down 3.9% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT) 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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