Traders purchased shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $61.19 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $36.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $24.91 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Hilton Worldwide Holdings had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. Hilton Worldwide Holdings traded down ($0.03) for the day and closed at $23.97

Several research firms have commented on HLT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. TheStreet upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 20th. Wolfe Research began coverage on Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Credit Agricole SA began coverage on Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $27.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hilton Worldwide Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.45.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $22.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.12. The company has a market capitalization of $23.72 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.17.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.72 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.12 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will post $0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,244,249 shares of the company’s stock worth $476,027,000 after buying an additional 347,341 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 10.7% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 14,095,708 shares of the company’s stock worth $301,648,000 after buying an additional 1,367,534 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 1,271.8% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 1,447,801 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,983,000 after buying an additional 1,342,264 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. raised its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 206.9% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 1,438,560 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,785,000 after buying an additional 969,810 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 1,200,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,686,000 after buying an additional 8,500 shares in the last quarter.

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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