On Friday, Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT), added 22.89% and closed at $0.75 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $22.77 and $23.08. Hilton (HLT) recently declared that all 750 properties across its All Suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need. Marking the first time in the industry this is required as a brand standard, it is a major expansion of what is already the industry’s leading soap recycling program that will now include 1,370 hotels participating across Hilton’s portfolio.
Hilton’s All Suites brands include Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. They comprise nearly 15 percent of Hilton’s current portfolio and 29 percent of its pipeline, and the new brand standard will nearly double the number of hotels participating in the soap-recycling program.
Through its partnerships with Clean the World and other organizations, Hilton’s hotels have already collected more than one million pounds of partially-used soap, which have been recycled into more than four million new bars of soap. This process has also prevented more than 570 tons of waste going to landfills. In addition to supplying the soap, these organizations educate people about the importance of hygiene and handwashing.
American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL), DROPPED -1.50% and closed at $68.65 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $38.58 and $39.92. The company’s Market capitalization is $20.17 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 529.91 Million. American Airlines recently declared that Danielle Kirgan has been named Senior Vice President – People. In this new role, Kirgan will lead all global human resource functions for the airline, counting talent acquisition, training and talent development, compensation, benefits, and diversity. She will join American on Oct. 24 and will report to Elise Eberwein, American’s Executive Vice President – People and Communications.
“We couldn’t be more excited for Danielle to join the American team,” said Eberwein. “Danielle is a world-class executive who brings deep HR experience to our airline, and shares our vision for taking care of our frontline colleagues so they can take better care of our customers. This philosophy is not a box on a checklist or a project of the month – it is a lifelong endeavor, and one Danielle is eagerly looking to lead. Danielle and our tremendous People team will lead us on our journey to build a culture where trust and serving each other are hallmarks of working at American.”
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), LOST -0.02% and closed at $50.28 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $50.27 and $50.61. The company’s Market capitalization is $204.92 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 4.08 billion. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $43.79 and reached to max level of $56.95. Verizon is using drones to assist with cell site inspections from the air in North Carolina and South Carolina to survey areas influenced by severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew. The quadcopter used for the inspections is an unmanned aerial system (UAS) operated by Measure UAS Inc., to inspect cell sites in difficult to reach locations and share vital information on any damaged equipment.
“We understand how vital wireless communication is to connect with loved ones, reach out for assist and start the long process of recovery during and after an event like Hurricane Matthew,” said Nicki Palmer, Chief Network Officer. “While we were able to access most sites quickly to assess damage, some sites were not accessible to us because of extreme flooding. We are very happy that we now have this new tool to add to our already extensive list of preparatory and recovery efforts to assist inspect our network assets and expedite recovery time.”
The UAS is able to both record and livestream HD video and high-resolution photographs of a cell site. The first flight to a site surrounded by water near Elm City, N.C. and the Tar River Reservoir showed engineers that the base station equipment – which was elevated on stilts – was not underwater and had not suffered visible damage.