Wyndham Worldwide Triples Its Dividend
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Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), the hotel franchisor behind the Days Inn and Super 8 lodging brands, said its fourth-quarter rose 40 cents a share, above the company's previous guidance of 35 cents tot 38 cents a share and the company will triple its quarterly dividend as a result. The company will pay a first-quarter dividend of 12 cents a share up from four cents.
Wyndham also announced it would resume repurchasing its own shares. The company has $157 million left on a $200 million share buyback plan. Based on Wednesday's closing price, Wyndham's yield will jump to 2.1% from 0.80%.
Wyndham expects EBITDA of $775 million to $825 million on revenue of $3.5 billion to $3.9 billion this year.
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