Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT): From Top to Bottom

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Lodging. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $83.07, up from yesterday’s close by 1.74%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) currently trades with a market capitalization of $26.90 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 26.08 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $912 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.45 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.67% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $82.11. It is now trading -0.95999999999999% off that level. The stock is trading $76.77 its 50-day moving average by -6.3%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $55.00.

In recent action, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) has made a move of +7.88% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 21.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.75% with $282.31 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of HLT.

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