Wall Street Pummels Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) After Recent Earnings Report – News Heater
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Wall Street Pummels Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) After Recent Earnings Report

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) went down by -2.11% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $167.99. The company’s stock price has collected -5.98% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 02/16/22 that Roblox, Nvidia, Airbnb, ViacomCBS: What to Watch in the Stock Market Today

Is It Worth Investing in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE :HLT) Right Now?

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 43.20 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for HLT is at 1.21. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 20 who provided ratings for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 11 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $156.83, which is $44.54 above the current price. HLT currently public float of 273.50M and currently shorts hold a 2.17% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HLT was 2.27M shares.

HLT’s Market Performance

HLT stocks went down by -5.98% for the week, with a monthly drop of -14.02% and a quarterly performance of -26.02%, while its annual performance rate touched -11.17%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.30% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.37% for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -15.04% for HLT stocks with a simple moving average of -21.72% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HLT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HLT stocks, with Truist repeating the rating for HLT by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for HLT in the upcoming period, according to Truist is $152 based on the research report published on February 17th of the current year 2022.

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HLT reach a price target of $136, previously predicting the price at $135. The rating they have provided for HLT stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on February 17th, 2022.

Jefferies gave a rating of “Buy” to HLT, setting the target price at $179 in the report published on February 17th of the current year.

HLT Trading at -20.41% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HLT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -33.32% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.30%, as shares sank -15.36% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -23.00% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HLT fell by -5.98%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -8.99% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $130.84. In addition, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. saw -28.19% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HLT starting from SCHUYLER MATTHEW W, who sale 3,000 shares at the price of $121.31 back on Jun 15. After this action, SCHUYLER MATTHEW W now owns 256,714 shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., valued at $363,930 using the latest closing price.

STEENLAND DOUGLAS M, the Director of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., purchase 1,967 shares at $127.69 during a trade that took place back on May 24, which means that STEENLAND DOUGLAS M is holding 24,053 shares at $251,156 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HLT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +17.47 for the present operating margin
  • +25.21 for the gross margin

The net margin for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. stands at +7.04. Equity return is now at value -71.90, with 4.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.95.