Latest Stocks: Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) Getting Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Study Finds

Latest Stocks: Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) Getting Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hilton Worldwide Holdings earned a media sentiment score of -0.18 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 71 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) opened at 66.99 on Tuesday. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a 12-month low of $43.37 and a 12-month high of $67.79. The stock has a market cap of $22.03 billion, a PE ratio of 203.00 and a beta of 1.33. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $61.93 and its 200-day moving average is $57.94. Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $2.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.05 billion. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had a net margin of 13.35% and a return on equity of 13.84%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Hilton Worldwide Holdings will post $1.82 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.95%. Several equities analysts recently issued reports on HLT shares. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from $65.00 to $68.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc upgraded shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating and set a $77.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Finally, Evercore ISI cut shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hilton Worldwide Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $72.13.

The business also recently announced 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. Hilton Worldwide Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.95%. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Company Profile

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