Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hilton Worldwide Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.04 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) traded up 2.042% on Friday, hitting $63.715. The stock had a trading volume of 1,777,216 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $59.30 and a 200-day moving average of $56.30. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a 12 month low of $41.96 and a 12 month high of $64.05. The stock has a market cap of $20.95 billion, a PE ratio of 193.076 and a beta of 1.33.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.10. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 13.35%. The company had revenue of $2.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.05 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.15 earnings per share. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $1.81 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, May 12th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 10th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.95%.

HLT has been the subject of several recent research reports. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 19th. FBR & Co upped their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $64.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Evercore ISI downgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, March 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 7th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Friday, March 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $71.33.

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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.

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