Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) Price Target: Is It Set To Rise Or Fall In Price?

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:HST) traded with a subtraction of -$0.79 to $15.80 on Wednesday, a downside of -4.76 percent. An average of 7,172,595 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.73 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 7,225,929 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 7,658,012.

HST stock has increased by 2.60% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $15.75 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/03/21, shares of the company touched a low of $10.27 and a high of $18.52 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -14.69% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

138 days have passed since Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) last reported insider trading activity. RAKOWICH WALTER C, who is Director, most recently acquired $3,300 shares at $16.83 per share on May 21. In this transaction, the insider spent $55,541. EVP, Human Resources, HAMILTON JOANNE G., disposed of 3,091 shares at a price of $14.84 on Nov 24. The insider now owns more than $45,874 worth of shares. Prior to that, SVP, Controller MACNAMARA BRIAN G went on to Sale 17,527 shares at $12.86 each on Nov 11. An amount of $225,323 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.25 for the broader industry and 36.77 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 104.18 and 7.389. The stock’s beta is 1.37. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 7.62, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.88.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.89 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.89 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin 5-year average of 24.1%. Its gross profit as reported stood at -$953.0 million compared to revenue of $1.62 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s return on assets was -4.60%, compared to 4.5% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -6.50%, and the 5-year average is 6.1%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -9.40% and the 5-year average holds at 7.1%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 7.37 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $649.0 million in the quarter, while revenues of $399.0 million were grew 84.13%. The analyst consensus anticipated Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.23 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.09, a 60.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $104.0 million. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $6.15 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $713.97 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 35.64%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 26.91%.

As of today, HST’s price is $16.45 -4.38% or -$0.73 from its 5-day moving average. HST is currently trading -1.24% lower than its 20-day SMA and -8.08% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -0.75% below the SMA50 and +13.06% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 36.17% and 45.14%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.48. With the 14-day stochastic at 10.23% and the average true range at 0.48, the RSI (14) stands at 41.78%. The stock has reached -0.26 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.18.

Analyst Ratings

Argus upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: HST) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Hold.The consensus rating for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 3 brokerage firms advise that investors sell HST, while 8 suggest investors hold. There are 2 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is HST’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $15.00 and $21.00, with a median target of $18.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) stock is $18.39.

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