Traders bought shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) on weakness during trading hours on Tuesday. $124.26 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $35.84 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $88.42 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Hilton Worldwide Holdings had the 2nd highest net in-flow for the day. Hilton Worldwide Holdings traded down ($0.14) for the day and closed at $23.68

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Bank of America Corp. downgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 28th. JMP Securities reduced their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “market outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reduced their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Thursday, June 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.75.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $23.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.44 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.27.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.01. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.25 EPS. The company had revenue of $3.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.06 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will post $0.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Friday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.18%.

A number of institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position 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 valued at $476,027,000 after buying an additional 347,341 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position 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 valued at $30,983,000 after buying an additional 1,342,264 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 39.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 537,490 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,502,000 after buying an additional 150,812 shares in the last quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC increased its position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC now owns 289,091 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,187,000 after buying an additional 4,091 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Andra AP fonden increased its position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 103,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,223,000 after buying an additional 18,500 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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