Weekly Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT)

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE: HLT) in the last few weeks:

  • 10/27/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $78.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings had its price target raised by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from $67.00 to $71.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings was downgraded by analysts at FBR & Co from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $73.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 10/27/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $64.00 to $75.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR & Co. They now have a $73.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $80.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. offers hospitality service. The company is engaged in the ownership, leasing, management, development and franchising of hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. Its portfolio of brand names consists of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton and timeshare properties under the Hilton Grand Vacations brand. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. “
  • 10/24/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. offers hospitality service. The company is engaged in the ownership, leasing, management, development and franchising of hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. Its portfolio of brand names consists of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton and timeshare properties under the Hilton Grand Vacations brand. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. “
  • 10/17/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a $67.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/27/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $77.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. offers hospitality service. The company is engaged in the ownership, leasing, management, development and franchising of hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. Its portfolio of brand names consists of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton and timeshare properties under the Hilton Grand Vacations brand. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. “
  • 9/22/2017 – Hilton Worldwide Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.06. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a net margin of 0.33% and a return on equity of 27.32%. The company had revenue of $2.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.28 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is presently 545.45%.

In other news, major shareholder Hlt Holdco Iii Llc sold 15,596,175 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.11, for a total transaction of $1,077,851,654.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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