Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) shares ascend -0.76% on Tuesday: A Good Option for Optimistic Investors

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Christopher J. Nassetta Director, President and Chief Executive Officer with 2,280,495 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Ian R. Carter Executive Vice President and President, Global Development, with 609,247 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 259,302 shares of HLT is Matthew W. Schuyler Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT), T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (Investment Management) is the top holder with 25.85 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 21.25 million shares. In the third-place spot with 16.11 million shares is Wellington Management Co. LLP.

This company’s stock price was $103.95 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1449554. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.66M. Given the fact that this stock has 285.84M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $29.71B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.11. Its Price to Sales ratio is 3.17, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 41.33.

HLT stock has achieved a 5-day range of $102.76 to $106.42, with a total performance of -1.30% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $96.45 to $106.42, generating a +7.93% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +13.84%, trading in the range of $88.97 to $106.42.

In the past 5 days, shares of HLT have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 8 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 15 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 1.05. This is a 0.03 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 1.02, amounting to an earnings surprise of 2.90%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 1.01, making for an earnings surprise of 5.00%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.8, generating a 5.30% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $769.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $1.09 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.25 billion for the year, compared to $849.0 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$72.0 million, compared to -$58.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $1.18 billion compared to the prior year’s $791.0 million.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.08, an Equity to Asset ratio of -0.01, a Debt to Equity ratio of -42.35 and a Debt to EBITDA of 4.34. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 3.99, its Piotroski F-Score is 6, its Altman Z-Score is 1.53 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.5.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 6/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 16.97, a Net Margin of 9.92, a ROE of 471.12, and a ROC of 181.61.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for HLT, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 1.16. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for HLT is now 0.00. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 1.36.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for HLT is sitting at 0.78, while its Current Ratio is 0.78. This stock’s PS Ratio is 3.24, its Forward PE Ratio is 23.64, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 32.67. Similarly, its Price to Owner Earnings is 23.91, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 22.83 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 19.96.