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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 22617.82. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is 22.65 (with a change from open of 0.73%), this in conjunction with a target price of 26.43. Volume today has so far reached 3826414, with an average volume of about 6614.93. The GAP for this stock, is -1.19%.

The P/E ratio is 13.71, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.35. The current EPS for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., is 1.66, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 108.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.31%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 13.11% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.55%. Quarter over quarter is 48.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 61.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.30% and institutional ownership is 97.30%. Shares outstanding is 994.19, while shares float is at a value of 525.42. Float short for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is 5.46% and the short ratio is 4.34.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.61, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.64. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 62.30% and their operating margin is 18.30%. The profit margin is 14.20%.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.40%, and on investment, 12.00%. Return on equity is 27.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.96, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.53 and Price/cash is 27.92, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 29.6.

The simple moving averages are -3.21% and 4.37% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.72% and the 52 week low is 41.46%.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.23%, with a current price of 22.65. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 16.80%. This is in an industry, Lodging, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Lodging industry means that Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.04%, with performance for the month coming to -0.78%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.77%, and for the half year the performance is -7.87%. Volatility for this week is 1.60% and for the month this is 1.51%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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