Evercore ISI lowered shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has $25.00 price objective on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC downgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. set a $27.00 target price on Hilton Worldwide Holdings and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley reissued an overweight rating and set a $24.00 target price (down from $25.00) on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, November 15th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $25.00 to $26.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.41.

Analyst Recommendations for Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) opened at 24.81 on Monday. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a one year low of $16.16 and a one year high of $25.45. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $23.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.97. The company has a market capitalization of $24.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.91 and a beta of 1.24.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23. The company had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 13.35%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.23 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $0.87 EPS for the current year.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, November 10th will be given a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 8th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.13%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.95%.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HLT. Shell Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 44.4% in the second quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 34,920 shares of the company’s stock valued at $787,000 after buying an additional 10,737 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 3.1% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 373,295 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,411,000 after buying an additional 11,215 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 25.5% in the second quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 196,959 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,437,000 after buying an additional 40,000 shares in the last quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. bought a new stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,706,000. Finally, IBM Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 1.4% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 62,105 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,460,000 after buying an additional 865 shares in the last quarter.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Company Profile

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is a hospitality company. The Company is engaged in owning, leasing, managing, developing and franchising hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. It operates through three segments: management and franchise, ownership and timeshare. It has approximately 4,610 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties comprising over 758,502 rooms in approximately 100 countries and territories.

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