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Value Investing Philosophy And Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT)?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.55, or 0.40%, to $139.30. The Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has recorded 58,332 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Hilton Partners with Hallmark Channel to Offer Holiday Suites Themed to Fan-Favorite ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Movies.


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Stocks Info

HLT belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Lodging industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $138.75 and fluctuated between $139.29 as its day high and $137.02 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is $37.92B. A total of 1.62 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.98M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, HLT has seen 8 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 115 and the disposition of 1,066 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 41 BUYs and 27 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 276,375 shares during that period but sold 197,184.

In the most recent transaction, SCHUYLER MATTHEW W sold 3,000 shares of HLT for 120.00 per share on Jul 18. After the transaction, the insider now owns 253,714 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 15, SCHUYLER MATTHEW W sold 3,000 shares at 121.31 per share. HLT shares that insider owns now total 256,714.

Among the insiders who bought shares, STEENLAND DOUGLAS M acquired of 1,967 shares on May 24 at a per-share price of $127.69. This resulted in the Director holding 24,053 shares of HLT after the transaction. In another insider transaction, SCHUYLER MATTHEW W sold 3,000 shares at $134.03 per share on May 16. Company shares held by the insider now total 259,714.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.60, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.43%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 36.05. HLT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/9/2022 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/30/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/23/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/25/2022. The HLT stock dividend was $0.15 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HLT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $145.82 with high estimates of $160.00 and low estimates of $123.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HLT has a high of $167.99 and a low of $108.41.

As of this writing, HLT has an earnings estimate of $1.2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.33 per share and a lower estimate of $1.09. The company reported an EPS of $1.29 in the last quarter, which was 24.00% higher than expectations of $1.04.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 19 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HLT is Underweight with a score of 4.21. A total of 7 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 10 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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