Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-one research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $71.07.

HLT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, April 21st. Guggenheim initiated coverage on Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Tigress Financial initiated coverage on Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 27th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. FBR & Co increased their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $65.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group increased their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) opened at 61.75 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $20.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 514.58 and a beta of 1.29. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a 52-week low of $45.32 and a 52-week high of $67.79. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $62.31 and a 200 day moving average price of $60.80.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.31 billion. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a return on equity of 19.65% and a net margin of 0.39%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 20.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.25 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s payout ratio is 461.33%.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. QS Investors LLC boosted its position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 749.6% in the second quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 2,362 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 2,084 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 255.9% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 3,022 shares of the company’s stock valued at $185,000 after buying an additional 2,173 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 51.7% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $230,000 after buying an additional 1,269 shares during the last quarter. Fiduciary Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the second quarter valued at $247,000. Finally, TLP Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the second quarter valued at $247,000.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Company Profile

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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