Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Hilton Worldwide (HLT) Stock Price

News coverage about Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hilton Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.7823485238886 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Shares of Hilton Worldwide (NYSE HLT) traded up $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $81.35. The company had a trading volume of 1,005,591 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,285,218. The company has a market capitalization of $25,766.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.91, a P/E/G ratio of 5.86 and a beta of 1.33. Hilton Worldwide has a 1-year low of $55.91 and a 1-year high of $88.11. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.16.

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $2.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.24 billion. Hilton Worldwide had a return on equity of 39.37% and a net margin of 13.77%. Hilton Worldwide’s quarterly revenue was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.70 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Hilton Worldwide will post 2.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Investors of record on Friday, March 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.74%. Hilton Worldwide’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 15.42%.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hilton Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of Hilton Worldwide in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Hilton Worldwide from $90.00 to $94.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Hilton Worldwide from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $78.00 to $69.00 in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $84.00 target price (up previously from $73.00) on shares of Hilton Worldwide in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Hilton Worldwide presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $80.89.

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Hilton Worldwide 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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