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How to buy Hilton Worldwide stock

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is a lodging business based in the US. Hilton Worldwide shares (HLT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hilton Worldwide employs 173,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Hilton Worldwide

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hilton Worldwide. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HLT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hilton Worldwide reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hilton Worldwide, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hilton Worldwide. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Hilton Worldwide share price

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Hilton Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$44.3 - USD$122.31
50-day moving average USD$109.5003
200-day moving average USD$98.6718
Wall St. target priceUSD$116.89
PE ratio 646.3077
Dividend yield USD$0.15 (0.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.182

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Is Hilton Worldwide under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hilton Worldwide stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hilton Worldwide's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hilton Worldwide's P/E ratio

Hilton Worldwide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 646x. In other words, Hilton Worldwide shares trade at around 646x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Hilton Worldwide's PEG ratio

Hilton Worldwide's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8246. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Hilton Worldwide's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hilton Worldwide's EBITDA

Hilton Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$377 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hilton Worldwide's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hilton Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.88%
Gross profit TTM USD$980 million
Return on assets TTM 0.18%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -44.69%
Book value $-0.104
Market capitalisation USD$33.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hilton Worldwide shares

There are currently 9.6 million Hilton Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as Hilton Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% down from 9.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hilton Worldwide shares can be evaluated.

Hilton Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hilton Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hilton Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hilton Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). Hilton Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 3.41. In other words for every 100,000 Hilton Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3410 shares are currently held short.

However Hilton Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hilton Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hilton Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hilton Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hilton Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0351% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hilton Worldwide shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hilton Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short Hilton Worldwide stock.

Hilton Worldwide's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Hilton Worldwide.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Hilton Worldwide's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hilton Worldwide's overall score of 15.29 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hilton Worldwide is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Hilton Worldwide's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.61/100

Hilton Worldwide's social score

Social score: 6.63/100

Hilton Worldwide's governance score

Governance score: 1.54/100

Hilton Worldwide's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Hilton Worldwide scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hilton Worldwide has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.29
Total ESG percentile 18.74
Environmental score 7.61
Social score 6.63
Governance score 1.54
Level of controversy 2

Hilton Worldwide share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 166.67% of net profits

Recently Hilton Worldwide has paid out, on average, around 166.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hilton Worldwide shareholders could enjoy a 0.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hilton Worldwide's case, that would currently equate to about $0.15 per share.

Hilton Worldwide's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Hilton Worldwide's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hilton Worldwide's shares ever split?

Hilton Worldwide's shares were split on a 1000:2052 basis on 4 January 2017. So if you had owned 2052 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hilton Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 105.2% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hilton Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted Hilton Worldwide's share price.

Hilton Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hilton Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.3 up to $122.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLT.US volatility(beta: 1.29)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hilton Worldwide's is 1.2935. This would suggest that Hilton Worldwide's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hilton Worldwide overview

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise, and Ownership. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Signia by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Tempo by Hilton brands. The company operates in North America, South America, and Central America, including various Caribbean nations; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. As of December 15, 2020, the company had approximately 6,300 properties with approximately 971,000 rooms in 118 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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