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

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: HST) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 15.66x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.31. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 10 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

The average price point forecasted by analysts for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) is $20.18, which is $3.84 above the current market price. The public float for HST is 703.66M, and currently, short sellers hold a 5.64% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of HST on September 18, 2023 was 7.22M shares.

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HST) stock’s latest price update

The stock of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: HST) has increased by 2.09 when compared to last closing price of 16.26.Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 3.43% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-09-15 that Host Hotels (HST) raises its dividend payout by 20% to 18 cents per share. Its ability to generate decent cash flows and solid balance sheet position are likely to support the latest hike.

HST’s Market Performance

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has seen a 3.43% rise in stock performance for the week, with a 3.56% gain in the past month and a -2.98% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.29%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.15% for HST. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 4.17% for HST’s stock, with a -1.65% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HST

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HST stocks, with Oppenheimer repeating the rating for HST by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for HST in the upcoming period, according to Oppenheimer is $21 based on the research report published on July 20, 2023 of the current year 2023.

HST Trading at -0.90% 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 -14.50% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.15%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.29%, as shares surge +5.00% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.32% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HST rose by +3.43%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -8.79% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $15.98. In addition, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. saw 3.43% 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 RAKOWICH WALTER C, who sale 3,688 shares at the price of $17.47 back on Jun 05. After this action, RAKOWICH WALTER C now owns 58,616 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., valued at $64,443 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 11.10, with 6.20 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 3.05, 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.


To put it simply, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has had a mixed 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.

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