Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST): A Technical View

As of Thursday close, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s (NASDAQ:HST) stock was down -$0.3, moving down -1.91 percent to $15.40. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 13,831,420 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.21 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 10,507,240, while in the previous 50 days, it was 9,952,560.

Since last month, HST stock retreated -17.78%. Shares of the company fell to $15.11 on 06/23/22, 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 dropped by -11.44% or -$1.99, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -28.80% since its 52-week high.

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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) last reported insider trading activity 17 days ago on Jun 07. TYRRELL NATHAN S, the Exec. VP, Investments of the company, disposed of 10,707 shares for $21.00 on Jun 07. It resulted in a $224,847 divestment by the insider. RAKOWICH WALTER C sold 3,290 shares at an average price of $19.61 on May 20. The insider now owns 53,083 shares following the transaction. On Dec 22, President and CEO RISOLEO JAMES F sold 7,110 shares at $17.15 apiece. The transaction was valued at $121,936.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has a P/E ratio of about 43.14. The stock’s beta is 1.19. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.18, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.69, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 24.56 may also be considered.

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 0.65, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.65. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 0.40%. 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 4.00%.

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 51.90%, the RSI 9-day stood at 22.75% on 23 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. price is down by -12.55% percent or -$2.21. At present, HST shares trade -16.98% below its 20-day simple moving average and -8.22% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -13.73% below its SMA50 and -5.52% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 5.11% and Stochastic coefficient D was 4.66%, while ATR was 0.83. Given the Stochastic reading of 4.72% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 28.62%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.92, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.34.

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 6 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 $22.50, 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 $22.33.


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