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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: HST)’s stock price has plunge by -1.49relation to previous closing price of 16.82. Nevertheless, the company has seen a -2.76% plunge 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 price-to-earnings ratio of 14.69x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for HST is 1.29. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 rating it as “overweight,” 5 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for HST is $20.28, which is $3.73 above the current price. The public float for HST is 706.78M and currently, short sellers hold a 4.67% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of HST on May 25, 2023 was 6.98M shares.

HST’s Market Performance

HST’s stock has seen a -2.76% decrease for the week, with a 4.08% rise in the past month and a -4.50% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.31%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.75% for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.52% for HST’s stock, with a -3.32% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

HST Trading at 1.71% 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 -21.03% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.75%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.31%, as shares surge +4.87% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.82% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HST fell by -2.76%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -8.55% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $16.86. In addition, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. saw 3.24% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

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.

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. The total capital return value is set at 6.40, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.41. Equity return is now at value 11.80, with 6.60 for asset returns.

Based on Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST), the company’s capital structure generated 71.28 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 41.62. Total debt to assets is 38.98, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 71.25. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 41.60.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.30. The receivables turnover for the company is 15.83 and the total asset turnover is 0.40.


In conclusion, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has seen mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it 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.