What happened

Shares of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) gained 15.6% in November, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock climbed following the company's third-quarter earnings release early in the month.

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WYND November price change. Data source: YCharts.

Wyndham Destinations published its third-quarter earnings after market close on Nov. 1. Revenue increased 5% year over year to $1.1 billion -- in line with the average analyst estimate. However, the company did deliver a significant profit beat in the quarter, with adjusted earnings per share coming in at $1.47 compared to the average analyst estimate's call for per-share earnings of $1.42.

An aerial view of a boat in the water near cliffs along with the text Wyndham Destinations.

Image source: Wyndham Destinations.

So what

May saw Wyndham sell off its European rentals business and spin off its hotel business under the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts banner, complicating a direct comparison between 2017's September quarter and this year's period -- and leaving the company's vacation timeshare segment, service and membership fees, and financing business as its core revenue pillars. Revenue for the company's remaining businesses increased 10% year over year to come in at $1.1 billion, and income from continuing operations increased 28% to reach $131 million.

Sales for the company's timeshare vacation segment, which is Wyndham's biggest revenue generator and accounted for 58% of sales in the September quarter, climbed 7% compared to the prior-year period to reach $640 million. Volume per guest at the timeshare segment increased 2.6% year over year to reach $2,350, and new owner sales volume rose 15% compared to the prior-year period. 

Now what

Shares of Wyndham have given up some ground in December, trading down roughly 7.6% in the month so far.

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WYND December price change. Data source: YCharts.

The company has revised its full-year targets to reflect the strong third-quarter performance and negative impact from hurricanes Florence and Michael. Adjusted EBITDA reflecting the company's business sell-off and spinoff is now expected to come in between $952 million and $960 million, down from its the previous target for adjusted EBITDA between $955 million and $975 million. Adjusted earnings per share are expected to come in between $4.77 and $4.85, shifting from the company's previous target for per-share between $4.74 and $4.94.

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