Does Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) Have Insiders Selling Shares?


As of Wednesday close, Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s (NYSE:H) stock was down -$0.77, moving down -0.79 percent to $96.28. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 458,940 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.15 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 776,475, while in the previous 50 days, it was 803,574.

Since last month, H stock rose 7.29%. Shares of the company fell to $87.00 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $108.10 was reached on 02/16/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $70.12. Since the beginning of this year, H’s stock price has risen by 0.40% or $0.38, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.93% since its 52-week high.

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H stock investors should be aware that Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 77 days ago on Sep 08. HOPLAMAZIAN MARK SAMUEL, the of the company, disposed of 43,418 shares for $90.42 on Sep 08. It resulted in a $3,925,856 divestment by the insider. VONDRASEK MARK R sold 2,923 shares at an average price of $90.26 on Sep 08. The insider now owns 5,767 shares following the transaction. On Sep 01, Director ROCCA MICHAEL A sold 3,000 shares at $87.55 apiece. The transaction was valued at $262,650.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) has a P/E ratio of about 82.50. The stock’s beta is 1.36. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.89, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.05, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 31.83 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $1.0144 per share was paid out, which is 407.2% more than last year’s $0.20.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 0.90, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.91, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.10. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 55.30% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 4.10%. Based on annual data, H earned $425.0 million in gross profit and brought in $3.03 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -7.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 3.70%.

In Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $3.15 billion against cash and short-term investments of $151.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. H’s revenue rose 44.78% to $1.48 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.54 billion. While analysts expected Hyatt Hotels Corporation to report $0.28 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.64 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 128.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $261.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Hyatt Hotels Corporation were 8.96 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $4.13 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $107.12 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s (H) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 31.98%, the RSI 9-day stood at 61.80% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Hyatt Hotels Corporation price is up by +2.28% percent or $2.15. At present, H shares trade +7.61% above its 20-day simple moving average and +28.12% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +3.26% above its SMA50 and -2.07% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 81.39% and Stochastic coefficient D was 77.04%, while ATR was 2.90. Given the Stochastic reading of 83.96% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.54%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.38, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.57.

Analyst Ratings

Evercore ISI upgraded its rating on Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) to an Outperform in a note to investors on September 27, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an In-line rating on the stock.Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, H is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Hyatt Hotels Corporation stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $105.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $92.00 – $132.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) will achieve an average price target of $107.13.


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