Is Buying Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc Here a Winning Strategy? Option Traders Like The Stock

 Is Buying Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc Here a Winning Strategy? Option Traders Like The Stock

In today’s session Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) registered an unusually high (1,277) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious HLT increase. With 1,277 contracts traded and 8514 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: HLT170120C00023000 closed last at: $0.9 or 12.5% up. About 2.58 million shares traded hands. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) has risen 5.43% since April 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.65% the S&P500.

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. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has been the topic of 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Thursday, May 19. Berenberg initiated Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) on Tuesday, December 8 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, December 3. The rating was upgraded by Evercore on Wednesday, August 5 to “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of HLT in a report on Saturday, August 15 with “Overweight” rating. Bernstein initiated Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) rating on Friday, September 9. Bernstein has “Market Perform” rating and $26 price target. Telsey Advisory Group initiated Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) rating on Monday, January 4. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $28 price target. Evercore maintained Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) rating on Monday, September 7. Evercore has “Buy” rating and $30 price target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 12 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 Q2 2016. 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.
Oz Mgmt L P last reported 1.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Howard Hughes Med Institute accumulated 0.02% or 1,997 shares. Td Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.02% or 586,122 shares. Hartford Investment Mngmt has 0.01% invested in the company for 11,490 shares. Blackrock Japan Communication Limited, a Japan-based fund reported 631,571 shares. The New York-based Echo Street Cap Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.28% in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT). Vigilant Mngmt Lc has 103 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Hound Prns Limited holds 8.42% of its portfolio in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) for 14.04 million shares. The British Columbia – Canada-based British Columbia Mngmt has invested 0.09% in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT). Kistler holds 72 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Creative Planning has 0% invested in the company for 1,777 shares. Paloma Partners has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT). Retail Bank Of America Corporation De holds 2.03 million shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Australia-based Amp Cap has invested 0.38% in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT). Oppenheimer, a New York-based fund reported 54,185 shares.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is a hospitality company. The company has a market cap of $23.26 billion. The Firm is engaged in owning, leasing, managing, developing and franchising hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. It has a 14.77 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.

More recent Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Blackstone’s Search for Real Estate Buyers Keeps Ending in China” on October 24, 2016. Also Forbes.com published the news titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Lithia Motors, TJX Companies and Hilton Worldwide Holdings” on November 04, 2016. Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “BRIEF-Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc comparable RevPAR increased 1.3 pct fo…” with publication date: October 26, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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