Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $70.93.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. UBS AG upped their price objective on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $64.00 to $74.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. BidaskClub upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Barclays PLC increased their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $63.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. increased their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $66.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th.

Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE HLT) opened at 65.14 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $21.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 542.83 and a beta of 1.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $62.73 and its 200-day moving average price is $61.39. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a 12-month low of $45.32 and a 12-month high of $67.79.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.02. The firm 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%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $1.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.92%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s payout ratio is currently 461.33%.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Sentry Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $993,000. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 3,102.1% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 69,325 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,286,000 after acquiring an additional 67,160 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 154.3% in the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 22,396 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,386,000 after acquiring an additional 13,590 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 606.7% in the 2nd quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 241,390 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,930,000 after acquiring an additional 207,231 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its holdings in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 12.9% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 108,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,717,000 after acquiring an additional 12,407 shares in the last quarter. 99.27% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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