Ownership Change to Note: Hilton Hotels Corp (NYSE:HLT) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

November 30, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Change to Note: Hilton Hotels Corp (NYSE:HLT) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

Sentiment for Hilton Hotels Corp (NYSE:HLT)

Hilton Hotels Corp (NYSE:HLT) institutional sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.05, from 0.96 in 2016Q1. The ratio is better, as 149 investment professionals increased or started new holdings, while 155 sold and trimmed stakes in Hilton Hotels Corp. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 974.89 million shares, up from 918.20 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Hilton Hotels Corp in their top 10 holdings increased from 7 to 12 for an increase of 5. Sold All: 55 Reduced: 100 Increased: 114 New Position: 35.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is a hospitality company. The company has a market cap of $24.56 billion. The Firm is engaged in owning, leasing, managing, developing and franchising hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. It has a 15.85 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: management and franchise, ownership and timeshare.

The stock increased 0.06% or $0.01 on November 29, hitting $24.81. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) has risen 11.36% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.13% the S&P500.

Analysts await Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) to report earnings on February, 24. They expect $0.22 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.22 per share. HLT’s profit will be $217.78 million for 28.19 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.23 actual EPS reported by Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.35% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. offers hospitality service. The company is engaged in the ownership, leasing, management, development and franchising of hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. Its portfolio of brand names consists of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton and timeshare properties under the Hilton Grand Vacations brand. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.”

Proprium Capital Partners L.P. holds 95.85% of its portfolio in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc for 8.56 million shares. Blackstone Group L.P. owns 452.79 million shares or 47.08% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hg Vora Capital Management Llc has 14% invested in the company for 2.75 million shares. The New York-based Darsana Capital Partners Lp has invested 9.37% in the stock. Hound Partners Llc, a New York-based fund reported 14.04 million shares.#img1#

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 56% of Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 16 Wall Street analysts rating Hilton Worldwide Holdings, 9 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $23 while the high is $34. The stock’s average target of $28.29 is 14.03% above today’s ($24.81) share price. HLT was included in 25 notes of analysts from August 5, 2015. The firm has “Hold” rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, December 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 7 by Evercore. As per Friday, May 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, May 19 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, September 22 with “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, August 5. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of HLT in a report on Saturday, August 15 with “Overweight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) on Monday, November 9 with “Outperform” rating. Telsey Advisory Group initiated the shares of HLT in a report on Monday, January 4 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Thursday, December 3 to “Outperform”.

HLT Company Profile

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., incorporated on March 18, 2010, is a hospitality company. The Firm is engaged in owning, leasing, managing, developing and franchising hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. The Firm operates through three divisions: ownership, management and franchise, and timeshare. It has approximately 4,610 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties comprising over 758,502 rooms in approximately 100 countries and territories. The Company’s ownership segment consists of over 150 hotels with approximately 59,460 rooms. Through management and franchise segment, the Company consists of over 4,420 hotels with approximately 691,890 rooms. Through the timeshare segment, the Company consists of over 45 properties comprising approximately 7,150 units. It markets and sells timeshare intervals; operates timeshare resorts and a timeshare membership club, and provides consumer financing. The Company’s brand portfolio includes its luxury and lifestyle hotel brands, such as Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations and Tru by Hilton.

More news for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) were recently published by: Forbes.com, which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Lithia Motors, TJX Companies and Hilton Worldwide Holdings” on November 04, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November …” and published on November 07, 2016 is yet another important article.

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