Traders sold shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $25.96 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $56.55 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $30.59 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Hilton Worldwide Holdings had the 7th highest net out-flow for the day. Hilton Worldwide Holdings traded up $0.25 for the day and closed at $23.91

A number of research firms recently weighed in on HLT. 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 research note on Thursday, May 26th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. JMP Securities lowered their price objective on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “market outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price objective on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research note on Thursday, June 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.75.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $23.23 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.63. The company has a market capitalization of $23.67 billion and a PE ratio of 14.40.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last issued its quarterly 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. The firm earned $3.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.06 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.25 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will post $0.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Friday, August 19th will be issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%.

Other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC raised its position in shares of 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 worth $6,187,000 after buying an additional 4,091 shares during the last quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 103,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,223,000 after buying an additional 18,500 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 61.3% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 90,784 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,943,000 after buying an additional 34,517 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. raised its position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 389.8% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 89,670 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,918,000 after buying an additional 71,364 shares during 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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