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 1.1%. By the end of trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation fell $2.04 (-2.8%) to $70.34 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,800,557 shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,074,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $66.32-$71.05 after having opened the day at $69.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.38. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were: Bally Technologies ( BYI), down 4.0%, Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 3.3%, Pizza Inn Holdings ( PZZI), down 2.6% and Caesars Acquisition ( CACQ), 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 $9.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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, Expedia ( EXPE), up 14.3%, Famous Dave's of America ( DAVE), up 7.3%, Chuy's Holdings ( CHUY), up 6.7% and Fiesta Restaurant Group ( FRGI), up 6.4% , were all gainers within the leisure industry with Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) 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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