When looking at valuations, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) has a cheap P/E of 32.66x as compared to industry average of 63.98x. It trades for 23.6 times the next 12 months of expected earnings. It is trading at rather expensive levels at just over 38.94x price/book and 2.54x price/sales. Compared to others, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is in a different league with regards to profitability, having net margins of 15.5%. To put some perspective around this, the industry’s average net margin is 9.6%. HLT’s ROE is 121.1%, which is considerably better than the industry’s ROE of 10.55%. It’s not liquid in the near term, with a current ratio of 0.8. The stock has a debt/capital of 13.2.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) is now worth $22.56B thanks to -3.62% drop in recent trade and currently has a price tag of $75.15. The shares traded as low as $74.89 and had $77.8 an intraday high earlier Tuesday. Trading activity significantly improved as the volume at ready counter increased to 4,190,280 shares versus 3,592,625 in average daily trading volume over the past 20 days. So far this year, the volume has averaged about 3,437,877 shares. The stock is now 17.86% above against its bear-market low of $63.76 on October 24, 2018. It has retreated -17.25% since it’s 52-week high of $88.11 reached in January. Now the market price is down -3.23% on the year and down -5.9% YTD.
HLT’s 50 day simple moving average (SMA 50) price is $73.42 and its 200-day simple moving average (SMA 200) price is $78.46. The company’s stock currently has a total float of 292.09M shares. Its weekly volatility is hovering around 2.48% and felt 2.34% volatility in price over a month. On the upside, the share price will test short term resistance at around $77. On a downside, the stock is likely to find some support, which begins at $74.09. The failure to get near-term support could push it to $73.04.
Separately, it has been reported that multiple insider activity took place at Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT). 10% Owner Hna Tourism Group Co., Ltd. sold 66,000,000 shares for $16,500,000 in transaction occurred on 2018/04/13. After making this transaction, the 10% Owner owns a direct stake of 4,820,000,000 shares, worth $1,240,000,000, as per the last closing price. On 2017/10/04 Hlt Holdco Iii Llc, 10% Owner at HLT, dumped 15,596,175 shares at an average price of $69.11 per share. The selling total is valued at $15,498,109.
10% Owner, Blackstone Real Estate Partner had divested 15,596,175 shares for $206,229 through a trade on 2017/10/04. Following this activity, the insider holds 1,080,000,000 shares worth $15,498,109 as of recent close. Wall Street’s most bullish Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) analysts are predicting the share price to blow past $99 per share during the next 12 months. The current median share price forecast by them is $82, suggesting that the stock could increase 9.12% in that time frame. The average price target of $84.13 calls for a nearly 11.95% increase in the stock price.
It had seen a negative analyst call from Argus, which downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold on November 05. Analysts at RBC Capital Mkts, maintained the company shares at Outperform on October 29 but switched target price from $93 to $84. The stock won favor of Evercore ISI analysts who expressed their confidence in it using an upgrade from In-line to Outperform on October 26.
Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) have gained 13.2% since the company’s last earnings report. Over the past 12 fiscal quarters, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) has topped consensus earnings estimates in 8 quarters (66%), missed earnings in 1 quarters (8%), whereas at 3 occasion EPS met analyst expectations. HLT last reported earnings on October 24, 2018 when it released Sep-18 results that exceeded expectations. The company raked in $0.77 per share, -62.07% change on the same period last year. That was better than consensus for $0.75. Revenue for the recent quarter stood at $2.25 billion, down -4% on last year and below the $2.4 billion predicted by analysts. For this quarter, Wall Street analysts forecast revenue in a range of $1.96 billion to $2.44 billion, which should be compared with $2.41 billion generated last year. EPS is seen in a range of $0.67 to $0.72, against the $0.56 reported a year ago.