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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 broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.13, or -0.08%, to $161.67. The Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc has recorded 95,606 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Hilton Increases Stock Repurchase Authorization.

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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 $161.80 and fluctuated between $162.27 as its day high and $157.64 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is $41.49B. A total of 1.58 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.65M 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 10 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 10,044 and the disposition of 8,286 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 60 BUYs and 14 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 401,810 shares during that period but sold 220,089.

In the most recent transaction, Campbell Kristin Ann sold 8,286 shares of HLT for 154.03 per share on Sep 11. After the transaction, the insider now owns 230,097 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 12, Fuentes Laura sold 12,513 shares at 141.42 per share. HLT shares that the insider owns now total 5,270.

Among the insiders who bought shares, STEENLAND DOUGLAS M acquired of 695 shares on May 22 at a per-share price of $143.73. This resulted in the Director holding 26,194 shares of HLT after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Silcock Christopher W sold 90 shares at $138.05 per share on Mar 16. Company shares held by the insider now total 64,434.


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 0.37%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.65. HLT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/16/2023 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/24/2023. 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 $168.70 with high estimates of $191.00 and low estimates of $145.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HLT has a high of $158.78 and a low of $123.74.

As of this writing, HLT has an earnings estimate of $1.67 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.75 per share and a lower estimate of $1.61. The company reported an EPS of $1.24 in the last quarter, which was 9.70% higher than expectations of $1.13.

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. HLT’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.43B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $9.78B in debt and $3.02B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$6.84, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$819.00M.

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, 0 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 Buy with a score of 3.75.

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