Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) and the Battle of Fundamentals vs. Technicals


Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) went up by 2.41% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $18.85. The company’s stock price has collected 0.82% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 10/19/20 that Host Hotels & Resorts Announces Transfer to Nasdaq Stock Market

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Is It Worth Investing in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE :HST) Right Now?

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 96.00 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for HST is at 1.22. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 22 who provided ratings for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 4 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $12.25, which is $1.26 above the current price. HST currently public float of 696.85M and currently shorts hold a 5.81% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HST was 8.99M shares.

HST’s Market Performance

HST stocks went up by 0.82% for the week, with a monthly jump of 6.15% and a quarterly performance of 2.89%, while its annual performance rate touched -34.03%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.30% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.61% for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.05% for HST stocks with a simple moving average of -10.62% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HST

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HST stocks, with Robert W. Baird repeating the rating for HST by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for HST in the upcoming period, according to Robert W. Baird is $13 based on the research report published on October 19th of the current year 2020.

BMO Capital Markets, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HST reach a price target of $14, previously predicting the price at $12. The rating they have provided for HST stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on October 13th, 2020.

Compass Point gave a rating of “Neutral” to HST, setting the target price at $12 in the report published on October 05th of the current year.

HST Trading at -1.36% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HST to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -41.43% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.61%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.30%, as shares surge +7.81% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.40% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HST rose by +0.82%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -36.99% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $11.07. In addition, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. saw -40.49% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HST starting from RAKOWICH WALTER C, who sale 5,566 shares at the price of $10.63 back on May 18. After this action, RAKOWICH WALTER C now owns 43,198 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., valued at $59,167 using the latest closing price.

Bair Sheila Colleen, the Director of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., purchase 1,000 shares at $10.16 during a trade that took place back on May 12, which means that Bair Sheila Colleen is holding 1,000 shares at $10,157 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HST

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +10.46 for the present operating margin
  • +16.47 for the gross margin

The net margin for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stands at +16.82. The total capital return value is set at 4.89, while invested capital returns managed to touch 8.17. Equity return is now at value 1.30, with 0.70 for asset returns.

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Based on Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST), the company’s capital structure generated 60.12 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 37.55. Total debt to assets is 35.76, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 59.79. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 37.34.

When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.02, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.27. The receivables turnover for the company is 81.63 and the total asset turnover is 0.45.

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