Media stories about Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hilton Worldwide Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.9137288400268 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) opened at 67.34 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $63.52 and its 200 day moving average is $61.88. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a 1-year low of $44.73 and a 1-year high of $67.79. The firm has a market cap of $21.83 billion, a PE ratio of 561.17 and a beta of 1.29.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.31 billion. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a net margin of 7.12% and a return on equity of 42.78%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 20.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $1.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.89%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 461.33%.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on HLT. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $62.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective (up previously from $67.00) on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $47.00 to $65.00 in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hilton Worldwide Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $70.94.

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About Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is a hospitality company. The Company is engaged in owning, leasing, managing and franchising hotels and resorts. The Company’s segments include ownership, and management and franchise. Its global portfolio of owned and leased properties includes a range of hotels in gateway cities, such as New York City, London, San Francisco, Chicago, Sao Paolo and Tokyo.

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