Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) had its price target lifted by equities researchers at Raymond James from $105.00 to $125.00 in a report released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Raymond James’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 11.74% from the company’s current price.

HLT has been the subject of several other research reports. Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell raised shares of Hilton Worldwide from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $92.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 15th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on Hilton Worldwide from $89.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 5th. Barclays lifted their target price on Hilton Worldwide from $92.00 to $117.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, November 23rd. Citigroup lifted their target price on Hilton Worldwide from $75.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 21st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Hilton Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 8th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.15.

NYSE:HLT opened at $111.87 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $107.86 and its 200-day moving average price is $92.35. Hilton Worldwide has a twelve month low of $44.30 and a twelve month high of $116.73. The company has a market cap of $31.04 billion, a P/E ratio of -96.44, a P/E/G ratio of 48.03 and a beta of 1.34.

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 4th. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.10. Hilton Worldwide had a negative net margin of 5.46% and a negative return on equity of 34.02%. The company had revenue of $933.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $966.30 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.05 earnings per share. Hilton Worldwide’s quarterly revenue was down 61.0% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect that Hilton Worldwide will post 0.23 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Michael W. Duffy sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.60, for a total value of $663,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 36,504 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,037,342.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael W. Duffy sold 4,210 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.07, for a total value of $467,604.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 36,504 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,054,499.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HLT. Raymond James Trust N.A. bought a new stake in Hilton Worldwide in the 4th quarter valued at about $270,000. IFM Investors Pty Ltd lifted its position in Hilton Worldwide by 16.0% in the 4th quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd now owns 26,246 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,920,000 after purchasing an additional 3,617 shares during the last quarter. CX Institutional lifted its position in Hilton Worldwide by 36.4% in the 4th quarter. CX Institutional now owns 562 shares of the company’s stock valued at $63,000 after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. IMS Capital Management bought a new stake in Hilton Worldwide in the 4th quarter valued at about $1,476,000. Finally, TRUE Private Wealth Advisors bought a new stake in Hilton Worldwide in the 4th quarter valued at about $33,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.65% of the company’s stock.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise, and Ownership. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Signia by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Tempo by Hilton brands.

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