Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Hilton Worldwide Holdings

(

HLT

) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Hilton Worldwide Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • HLT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $180.3 million.
  • HLT traded 10,179 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:44 AM.
  • HLT is up 8.1% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on HLT:

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.4%. HLT has a PE ratio of 26. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Hilton Worldwide Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Hilton Worldwide Holdings has been 8.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hilton Worldwide has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Hilton Worldwide Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS has improved earnings per share by 47.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS increased its bottom line by earning $0.68 versus $0.22 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.81 versus $0.68).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income increased by 52.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $183.00 million to $279.00 million.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • HLT's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 31.29%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Although its share price is down sharply from a year ago, do not assume that it can now be tagged as cheap and attractive. The reality is that, based on its current price in relation to its earnings, HLT is still more expensive than most of the other companies in its industry.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.07 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, HLT maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.77, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.

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