Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-three brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and fifteen have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $72.29.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on HLT shares. Telsey Advisory Group cut shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, April 21st. Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Tigress Financial initiated coverage on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 27th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company.

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE HLT) traded down 0.121% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $61.935. The stock had a trading volume of 317,446 shares. The stock has a market cap of $20.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 187.682 and a beta of 1.30. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a one year low of $45.32 and a one year high of $67.79. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $64.16 and a 200 day moving average price of $60.16.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $2.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.05 billion. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a net margin of 1.02% and a return on equity of 16.50%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. US Bancorp DE increased its position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 7.5% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 38,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,399,000 after buying an additional 2,692 shares in the last quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan acquired a new position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the second quarter worth $4,163,000. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 33,514 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,073,000 after buying an additional 110 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System acquired a new position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the second quarter worth $785,000. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 259.6% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,565 shares of the company’s stock worth $468,000 after buying an additional 5,461 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.96% of the company’s stock.

About Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is a hospitality company. The Company is engaged in owning, leasing, managing and franchising hotels and resorts. The Company’s segments include ownership, and management and franchise. Its global portfolio of owned and leased properties includes a range of hotels in gateway cities, such as New York City, London, San Francisco, Chicago, Sao Paolo and Tokyo.

Analyst Recommendations for Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT)

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