Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA) Is Down -4.03% in 2021 With Lots of Room to Run

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA) is -4.03% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $1.30 and a high of $7.95 in the current 52-week trading range. The PLYA stock was last observed hovering at around $5.60 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.11% off its average median price target of $5.88 for the next 12 months. It is also 28.63% off the consensus price target high of $8.00 offered by 5 analysts, but current levels are -90.33% lower than the price target low of $3.00 for the same period.


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Currently trading at $5.71, the stock is 6.30% and 16.84% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 17.59 million and changing 1.96% at the moment leaves the stock 52.80% off its SMA200. PLYA registered -23.46% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 63.14%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $5.23 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $4.28.

The stock witnessed a 5.74% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 37.26%, and is -0.70% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 7.40% over the week and 5.48% over the month.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA) has around 12000 employees, a market worth around $742.47M and $350.80M in sales. Profit margin for the company is -58.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 339.23% and -28.18% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.30%).

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA) is a “Overweight”. 5 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 2 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 3 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/10/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.45 with sales reaching $59.54M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -121.60% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -58.50% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -58.60% in year-over-year returns.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA) Top Institutional Holders

100 institutions hold shares in Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA), with 42.05M shares held by insiders accounting for 31.26% while institutional investors hold 79.95% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 134.49M, and float is at 91.86M with Short Float at 4.44%. Institutions hold 54.95% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Farallon Capital Management LLC with over 30.61 million shares valued at $128.24 million. The investor’s holdings represent 22.76% of the PLYA Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is HG Vora Capital Management, LLC with 12.9 million shares valued at $54.05 million to account for 9.59% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Tpg Group Holdings (sbs) Advisors, Inc. which holds 9.61 million shares representing 7.14% and valued at over $40.25 million, while Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP holds 3.63% of the shares totaling 4.88 million with a market value of $20.44 million.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA) Insider Activity

A total of 9 insider transactions have happened at Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 9 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Froemming Kevin, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. SEC filings show that Froemming Kevin sold 14,622 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 06 at a price of $5.58 per share for a total of $81591.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.4 million shares.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jan 06 that COLDEN TRACY M J (EVP & General Counsel) sold a total of 3,349 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jan 06 and was made at $5.58 per share for $18687.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.13 million shares of the PLYA stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Jan 06, Hymel Ryan Paul (Chief Financial Officer) disposed off 19,896 shares at an average price of $5.58 for $0.11 million. The insider now directly holds 426,446 shares of Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA).

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Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (PLYA): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Marriott International Inc. (MAR) that is trading -11.16% down over the past 12 months. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 56.13% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 1.79 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.41.

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