Investors bought shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $155.40 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $32.00 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $123.40 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Hilton Worldwide Holdings had the highest net in-flow for the day. Hilton Worldwide Holdings traded down ($0.02) for the day and closed at $24.28

Several research firms have recently issued reports on HLT. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. JMP Securities lowered their price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “market outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $25.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. Hilton Worldwide Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.75.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.47 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.03 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.63.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 firm had revenue of $3.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.06 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.25 EPS. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will post $0.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Friday, August 19th will be given a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th.

A number of large investors have made changes to their positions in HLT. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its stake in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 71.7% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 46,801 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,002,000 after buying an additional 19,540 shares in the last quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Airain ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $1,312,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its stake in shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 61,832 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,323,000 after buying an additional 4,474 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of 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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