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 stocks tracked, Hilton Worldwide Holdings had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Hilton Worldwide Holdings traded up $0.25 for the day and closed at $23.91

Several brokerages have issued reports on HLT. Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $25.00 to $26.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 28th. JMP Securities decreased their price objective on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “market outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG decreased their price objective on Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.75.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $23.23 and a 200-day moving average of $21.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.67 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.40.

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

The company 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 is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.17%.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HLT. 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 valued at $30,983,000 after buying an additional 1,342,264 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,659,000. 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 valued at $1,918,000 after buying an additional 71,364 shares during the last quarter. Airain ltd purchased a new position in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,312,000. Finally, 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 valued at $1,943,000 after buying an additional 34,517 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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