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

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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation fell $0.74 (-1.0%) to $71.74 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,813,682 shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,049,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $71.69-$72.98 after having opened the day at $72.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.48. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were: Ruby Tuesday ( RT), down 4.2%, Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN), down 2.9%, 500.com Ltd ADR ( WBAI), down 2.3% and Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 2.2%.

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 $9.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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 positive front, Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), up 10.7%, Diversified Restaurant Holdings ( BAGR), up 9.0%, Potbelly Corporation ( PBPB), up 4.7% and Sonic Corporation ( SONC), up 4.7% , were all gainers within the leisure industry with Yum Brands ( YUM) being today's featured leisure industry leader.

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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