Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE: HLT) has increased by 0.86 when compared to last closing price of 210.37.Despite this, the company has seen a loss of -0.41% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-03 that The industry is benefiting from increasing demand and robust RevPAR. Stocks like HLT, H and HGV will likely benefit from the prevailing scenario.

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

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE: HLT) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.12x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for HLT is 1.26. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 12 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 7 rating it as “overweight,” 6 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for HLT is 246.92M and currently, short sellers hold a 1.34% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of HLT on April 04, 2024 was 1.48M shares.

HLT’s Market Performance

HLT’s stock has seen a -0.41% decrease for the week, with a 4.82% rise in the past month and a 17.83% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.10%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.21% for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 1.75% for HLT’s stock, with a simple moving average of 25.67% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HLT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HLT stocks, with Mizuho repeating the rating for HLT by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for HLT in the upcoming period, according to Mizuho is $245 based on the research report published on March 26, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Evercore ISI, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HLT reach a price target of $200. The rating they have provided for HLT stocks is “In-line” according to the report published on February 05th, 2024.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to HLT, setting the target price at $168 in the report published on December 05th of the previous year.

HLT Trading at 5.54% 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 -1.68% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.21%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.10%, as shares surge +4.10% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +12.59% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HLT fell by -0.41%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +50.83% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $208.93. In addition, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc saw 16.52% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HLT starting from NASSETTA CHRISTOPHER J, who sale 22,095 shares at the price of $192.83 back on Feb 09 ’24. After this action, NASSETTA CHRISTOPHER J now owns 2,567,871 shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, valued at $4,260,653 using the latest closing price.

NASSETTA CHRISTOPHER J, the of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, sale 21,489 shares at $195.68 during a trade that took place back on Feb 08 ’24, which means that NASSETTA CHRISTOPHER J is holding 2,536,478 shares at $4,205,070 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HLT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.22 for the present operating margin
  • 0.32 for the gross margin

The net margin for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc stands at 0.11. The total capital return value is set at 0.19.

Based on Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT), the company’s capital structure generated 1.3 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.19. The debt to equity ratio resting at -4.29. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 9.35.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 2.36 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 5.22. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.14. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.88for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.66.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) has seen better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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