| Hilton Worldwide Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in hospitality with operations the following segments: management and franchise, which includes all of the hotels Co. manages for third-party owners, as well as all franchised hotels operated or managed by someone other than Co.; and Ownership, which primarily provides nightly hotel room sales, food and beverage sales and other services at its owned and leased hotels. Hilton Honors is Co.'s guest loyalty program that rewards guests with points for each stay at its properties, which are then redeemable for free nights and other goods and services. |
When researching a stock like Hilton Worldwide Holdings, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from HLT Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for HLT stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the HLT 200 day moving average ("HLT 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the HLT 50 day moving average ("HLT 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Hilton Worldwide Holdings. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the HLT 200 DMA and the HLT 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("HLT MACD"). The HLT MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).