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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) is a leading lodging business based in the US. It opened the day at $83.06 after a previous close of $86.6. During the day the price has varied from a low of $86.43 to a high of $88.98. The latest price was $87.01 (25 minute delay). Hilton Worldwide is listed on the NYSE and employs 173,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Hilton Worldwide

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: HLT in this case.
  5. Research Hilton Worldwide shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Hilton Worldwide shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Hilton Worldwide's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Hilton Worldwide's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $89.5, which is 18.32% down on its pre-crash value of $109.57 and 102.03% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $44.3.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Hilton Worldwide shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $587.07 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $829.67.

Hilton Worldwide share price

Use our graph to track the performance of HLT stocks over time.

Hilton Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-29.
Open$83.06
High$88.98
Low$86.43
Close$87.01
Previous close$86.6
Change $0.41
Change % 0.473%
Volume 2,230,069
Information last updated 2020-10-13.
52-week range$44.3 - $115.48
50-day moving average $89.2443
200-day moving average $79.3566
Wall St. target price$88.4
PE ratio 711.8462
Dividend yield $0.6 (0.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.182
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 31/12/2020. T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Cashback offer: Take control of your money and transfer investments to HL – get cashback as a thank you. Terms apply.
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Hilton Worldwide stock?

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Hilton Worldwide price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $87.01

1 week (2020-10-13) -1.84%
1 month (2020-09-18) -2.93%
3 months (2020-07-20) 11.31%
6 months (2020-04-20) 20.38%
1 year (2019-10-18) -4.54%
2 years (2018-10-19) 23.14%
3 years (2017-10-20) 22.48%
5 years (2015-10-20) 249.16%

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 712x. In other words, Hilton Worldwide shares trade at around 712x 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.

However, Hilton Worldwide's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the lodging industry or those of similar companies.

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 2.8425. 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.

However, it's sensible to consider Hilton Worldwide's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Hilton Worldwide's EBITDA

Hilton Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.1 billion (£0.0 million).

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

To put Hilton Worldwide's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Hilton Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM $2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.82%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.74%
Return on equity TTM 490.81%
Profit margin 1.86%
Market capitalisation $24.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Hilton Worldwide shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "HLT.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 10.7 million Hilton Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as Hilton Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% up from 10.2 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 3.2 million). Hilton Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 3.4. In other words for every 100,000 Hilton Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3400 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Hilton Worldwide's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hilton Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0394% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hilton Worldwide shares, roughly 39 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 10/01/2020) 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Hilton Worldwide's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

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. A high-profile company, 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.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

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

14%

Dividend payout ratio: 13.76% of net profits

Recently Hilton Worldwide has paid out, on average, around 13.76% 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 $0.6 per share.

While Hilton Worldwide's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Hilton Worldwide is investing more in its 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").

Hilton Worldwide's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

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 $115.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLT.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 1.2984. 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).

To put Hilton Worldwide's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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 February 21, 2020, the company had approximately 6,100 properties with approximately 971,000 rooms in 119 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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