Does Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) Have Insiders Selling Shares?

At the last check on Friday, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s (NASDAQ:HST) stock was up $0.29, moving up 1.51 percent to $19.49. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 8,546,478 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.75 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 9,413,249, while in the previous 50 days, it was 8,556,250.

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Since last month, HST stock rose 5.38%. Shares of the company fell to $18.61 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $21.63 was reached on 05/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $14.67. Since the beginning of this year, HST’s stock price has risen by 10.41% or $2.10, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -9.89% since its 52-week high.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) last reported insider trading activity 142 days ago on Dec 22. RISOLEO JAMES F, the President and CEO of the company, disposed of 7,110 shares for $17.15 on Dec 22. It resulted in a $121,936 divestment by the insider. RAKOWICH WALTER C sold 3,300 shares at an average price of $16.83 on May 21. The insider now owns 48,147 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has a P/E ratio of about 53.78. The stock’s beta is 1.17. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.75, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.13.

The latest dividend of $0.06 per share was paid out, which is 100.0% more than last year’s $0.03. On Wednesday May 4 2022, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.76, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.76. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled -17.10%. Based on annual data, HST earned -$250.0 million in gross profit and brought in $2.89 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -1.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -6.30%.

In Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $4.1 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. HST’s revenue rose 62.85% to $998.0 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.07 billion. While analysts expected Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. to report $0.03 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.16 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 433.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $297.0 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $714.78 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s (HST) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 38.13%, the RSI 9-day stood at 46.01% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. price is down by -3.73% percent or -$0.75. At present, HST shares trade -0.49% below its 20-day simple moving average and +25.79% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +10.77% above its SMA50 and +19.69% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 19.68% and Stochastic coefficient D was 15.59%, while ATR was 0.88. Given the Stochastic reading of 28.97% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 48.36%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.30, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.66.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded its rating on Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: HST) to a Buy in a note to investors on March 30, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, HST is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 4 analysts rate Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock as buy, with 9 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $22.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $19.00 – $27.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) will achieve an average price target of $22.00.


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