Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) Is A Stock You Should Watch

As of Thursday close, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s (NASDAQ:HST) stock was up $0.34, moving up 1.96 percent to $17.68. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 9,362,340 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.23 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,043,020, while in the previous 50 days, it was 8,919,382.

Since last month, HST stock rose 14.29%. Shares of the company fell to $15.10 on 07/05/22, 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 1.67% or $0.29, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -18.26% since its 52-week high.

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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) last reported insider trading activity 59 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 49.52. The stock’s beta is 1.26. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.50, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.94, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 27.07 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.12 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.12. On Wednesday August 3 2022, a $0.06 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 32.48%, the RSI 9-day stood at 60.19% on 04 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. price is down by -1.28% percent or -$0.23. At present, HST shares trade +9.75% above its 20-day simple moving average and -1.89% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -5.61% below its SMA50 and +4.68% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 61.91% and Stochastic coefficient D was 74.76%, while ATR was 0.74. Given the Stochastic reading of 44.44% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.45%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.08, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.11.

Analyst Ratings

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, HST is a sell, and 5 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 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $22.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $19.00 – $26.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) will achieve an average price target of $21.76.


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