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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: HST)’s stock price has increased by 0.70 compared to its previous closing price of 15.76. However, the company has experienced a -1.43% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 02/16/22 that Roblox, Nvidia, Airbnb, ViacomCBS: What to Watch in the Stock Market Today

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

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: HST) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 17.97x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.32. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 10 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) is $20.75, which is $4.74 above the current market price. The public float for HST is 706.78M, and currently, short sellers hold a 4.71% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of HST on March 17, 2023 was 7.47M shares.

HST’s Market Performance

The stock of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has seen a -1.43% decrease in the past week, with a -14.36% drop in the past month, and a -11.05% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.28%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.79% for HST. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -5.65% for HST stock, with a simple moving average of -8.52% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HST

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HST stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for HST by listing it as a “Equal-Weight.” The predicted price for HST in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $20 based on the research report published on December 05th of the previous year 2022.

Oppenheimer, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HST reach a price target of $21. The rating they have provided for HST stocks is “Perform” according to the report published on September 15th, 2022.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Overweight” to HST, setting the target price at $21 in the report published on August 29th of the previous year.

HST Trading at -8.71% 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 -25.69% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.79%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.28%, as shares sank -13.89% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -0.38% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HST fell by -1.43%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -23.33% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $16.69. In addition, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. saw -1.12% 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 TYRRELL NATHAN S, who sale 10,707 shares at the price of $21.00 back on Jun 07. After this action, TYRRELL NATHAN S now owns 379,285 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., valued at $224,847 using the latest closing price.

RAKOWICH WALTER C, the Director of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., sale 3,290 shares at $19.61 during a trade that took place back on May 20, which means that RAKOWICH WALTER C is holding 53,083 shares at $64,517 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HST

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.45 for the present operating margin
  • +17.63 for the gross margin

The net margin for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stands at +12.90. Equity return is now at value 9.40, with 5.20 for asset returns.


To put it simply, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has had a bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.