NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Hilton Worldwide (HLT) - Get Report are lower by 0.50% to $19.79 in mid-morning trading Thursday, as the company prepares to release its 2015 fourth quarter earnings.

The hospitality company is scheduled to announce its latest financial results before the market open Friday morning.

Analysts are expecting that Hilton Worldwide will report a year over year rise in both its earnings per share and revenue results for the three month period ended in December.

A survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters shows that the company has been forecast to report earnings of 22 cents per share on revenue of $2.96 billion for the most recent quarter.

Hilton Worldwide reported earnings of 17 cents per share on revenue of $2.82 billion for the 2014 fourth quarter.

The company is based in McLean, VA and operates more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties in almost 100 countries and territories.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. TheStreet Ratings has this to say about the recommendation:

We rate HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. 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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: HLT

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