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 0.4%. By the end of trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation rose $0.83 (1.1%) to $72.93 on average volume. Throughout the day, 995,933 shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,266,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $72.20-$73.13 after having opened the day at $72.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.10. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Sonic Corporation ( SONC), up 11.0%, Iao Kun Group Holding Company ( IKGH), up 9.0%, Chuy's Holdings ( CHUY), up 5.3% and Good Times Restaurants ( GTIM), up 2.9%.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation provides various hospitality services and products to individual and business customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. 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, Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 7.9%, MakeMyTrip ( MMYT), down 7.2%, Carnival Corporation ( CCL), down 5.0% and Carnival ( CUK), down 4.7% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) 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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