Media stories about Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hilton Worldwide Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 37 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT)

Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) traded up 0.31% during trading on Friday, reaching $65.40. The company had a trading volume of 3,110,891 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $64.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $59.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.50 billion, a PE ratio of 198.18 and a beta of 1.29. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a 12 month low of $43.37 and a 12 month high of $67.79.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $2.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.05 billion. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a return on equity of 16.50% and a net margin of 1.02%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.15 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $1.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 12th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s payout ratio is currently 176.40%.

Several brokerages have weighed in on HLT. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Guggenheim began coverage on Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Hilton Worldwide Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.69.

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Company Profile

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is a hospitality company. The Company is engaged in owning, leasing, managing and franchising hotels and resorts. The Company’s segments include ownership, and management and franchise. Its global portfolio of owned and leased properties includes a range of hotels in gateway cities, such as New York City, London, San Francisco, Chicago, Sao Paolo and Tokyo.

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