How to buy Hilton Worldwide shares

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) is a leading lodging business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$124.49 after a previous close of US$126.24. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD123.39 to a high of USD125.21. The latest price was USD123.72 (25 minute delay). Hilton Worldwide is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Hilton Worldwide

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hilton Worldwide. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HLT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hilton Worldwide reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$124.75, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hilton Worldwide, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hilton Worldwide. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Hilton Worldwide share price

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Hilton Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
OpenUS$124.49
HighUS$125.21
LowUS$123.39
CloseUS$123.72
Previous closeUS$126.24
Change US$-2.52
Change % -1.9962%
Volume 1,863,161
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$69.83 - US$132.69
50-day moving average US$124.744
200-day moving average US$117.7338
Target priceUS$127
PE ratio 573.2012
Dividend yield US$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-3.0347

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Is it a good time to buy Hilton Worldwide stock?

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Hilton Worldwide price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $123.72

1 week (2021-06-11) -3.80%
1 month (2021-05-21) 2.26%
3 months (2021-03-19) -0.54%
6 months (2020-12-18) 18.27%
1 year (2020-06-19) 62.43%
2 years (2019-06-20) 27.72%
3 years (2018-06-20) 50.86%
5 years (2016-06-20) 280.66%

Is Hilton Worldwide under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hilton Worldwide stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hilton Worldwide's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hilton Worldwide's P/E ratio

Hilton Worldwide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 573x. In other words, Hilton Worldwide shares trade at around 573x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Hilton Worldwide's PEG ratio

Hilton Worldwide's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3713. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Hilton Worldwide's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hilton Worldwide's EBITDA

Hilton Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$177 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hilton Worldwide's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hilton Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM US$1.3 billion
Gross profit TTM US$980 million
Return on assets TTM -0.45%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin -64.79%
Book value -0.104
Market capitalisation US$36 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hilton Worldwide shares

There are currently 8.0 million Hilton Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as Hilton Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 8.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hilton Worldwide shares can be evaluated.

Hilton Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hilton Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hilton Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hilton Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Hilton Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 4.47. In other words for every 100,000 Hilton Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4470 shares are currently held short.

However Hilton Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hilton Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hilton Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hilton Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hilton Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0291% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hilton Worldwide shares, roughly 29 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hilton Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short Hilton Worldwide stock.

Hilton Worldwide's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Hilton Worldwide.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Hilton Worldwide's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hilton Worldwide's overall score of 15.29 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hilton Worldwide is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Hilton Worldwide's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.61/100

Hilton Worldwide's social score

Social score: 6.63/100

Hilton Worldwide's governance score

Governance score: 1.54/100

Hilton Worldwide's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Hilton Worldwide scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hilton Worldwide has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.29
Total ESG percentile 18.74
Environmental score 7.61
Social score 6.63
Governance score 1.54
Level of controversy 2

Hilton Worldwide share dividends

We're not expecting Hilton Worldwide to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Hilton Worldwide's shares ever split?

Hilton Worldwide's shares were split on a 1000:2052 basis on 3 January 2017. So if you had owned 2052 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hilton Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 105.2% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hilton Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted Hilton Worldwide's share price.

Hilton Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hilton Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$69.83 up to US$132.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLT.US volatility(beta: 1.3)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hilton Worldwide's is 1.2973. This would suggest that Hilton Worldwide's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hilton Worldwide overview

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise, and Ownership. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Tempo by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, Signia by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company operates in North America, South America, and Central America, including various Caribbean nations; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. As of December 31, 2020, the company had approximately 6,478 properties with 1,019,287 rooms in 119 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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