Investors purchased shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday. $55.15 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $25.29 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.86 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Hilton Worldwide Holdings had the 9th highest net in-flow for the day. Hilton Worldwide Holdings traded down ($0.12) for the day and closed at $23.56

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on HLT shares. Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 13th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Credit Agricole SA initiated coverage on Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $27.00 price target for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research note on Monday, June 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company. Hilton Worldwide Holdings currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.75.

The company has a market cap of $23.32 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.19. The company’s 50 day moving average is $23.19 and its 200 day moving average is $21.57.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 19th will be issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.19%.

Several hedge funds have added to or reduced their stakes in HLT. Calvert Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 30.0% in the fourth quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. now owns 57,234 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,225,000 after buying an additional 13,215 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake 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 during the last quarter. Airain ltd acquired a new stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $1,312,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted 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 valued at $30,983,000 after buying an additional 1,342,264 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $1,659,000.

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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