Some Traders See Unusual Bullish Options Activity in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc

 Some Traders See Unusual Bullish Options Activity in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc

In today’s session Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) registered an unusually high (5,668) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 call, expecting serious HLT increase. With 5,668 contracts traded and 79844 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: HLT161021C00023000 closed last at: $0.4 or 11.1% down. About 1.15M shares traded hands. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) has risen 5.33% since March 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.02% the S&P500.

Analysts await Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.23 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.23 per share. HLT’s profit will be $226.74 million for 24.51 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual EPS reported by Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.00% negative EPS growth.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) Ratings Coverage

Out of 15 analysts covering Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 60% are positive. $34 is the highest target while $23 is the lowest. The $28.29 average target is 25.45% above today’s ($22.55) stock price. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has been the topic of 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Buy”. As per Friday, September 9, the company rating was initiated by Bernstein. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, August 5 report. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 3 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, May 19. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 13 report. Evercore maintained Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) rating on Monday, September 7. Evercore has “Buy” rating and $30 price target. The rating was downgraded by M Partners to “Sell” on Thursday, January 14. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by Deutsche Bank.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. offers hospitality service. The company is engaged in the ownership, leasing, management, development and franchising of hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. Its portfolio of brand names consists of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton and timeshare properties under the Hilton Grand Vacations brand. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 55 funds sold all Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc shares owned while 100 reduced positions. 35 funds bought stakes while 114 increased positions. They now own 974.89 million shares or 6.17% more from 918.20 million shares in 2016Q1.
Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab reported 859,060 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley has 0.07% invested in the company for 8.87 million shares. Wildcat Llc last reported 505,000 shares in the company. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0% or 14,880 shares in its portfolio. Westchester Ltd Liability Com last reported 1.04 million shares in the company. The New York-based American Intl Grp has invested 0% in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT). Chilton Investment Limited Liability Com holds 2.97% or 3.71 million shares in its portfolio. American Savings Bank owns 690 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Alpine Woods Invsts Ltd Llc holds 0.63% of its portfolio in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) for 465,991 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp reported 25.75 million shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Henderson Grp Public Ltd Co holds 61,020 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio holds 24,303 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The California-based Ivory Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 1.47% in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT). Parametric Associates Llc last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. City Holdings has 0% invested in the company for 63 shares.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is a hospitality company. The company has a market cap of $22.23 billion. The Firm is engaged in owning, leasing, managing, developing and franchising hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. It has a 13.59 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: management and franchise, ownership and timeshare.

HLT Company Profile

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., incorporated on March 18, 2010, is a hospitality company. The Firm is engaged in owning, leasing, managing, developing and franchising hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. The Firm operates through three divisions: ownership, management and franchise, and timeshare. It has approximately 4,610 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties comprising over 758,502 rooms in approximately 100 countries and territories. The Company’s ownership segment consists of over 150 hotels with approximately 59,460 rooms. Through management and franchise segment, the Company consists of over 4,420 hotels with approximately 691,890 rooms. Through the timeshare segment, the Company consists of over 45 properties comprising approximately 7,150 units. It markets and sells timeshare intervals; operates timeshare resorts and a timeshare membership club, and provides consumer financing. The Company’s brand portfolio includes its luxury and lifestyle hotel brands, such as Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations and Tru by Hilton.

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