The stock price of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: HST) has jumped by 1.45 compared to previous close of 17.26. Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 6.83% in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2023-11-15 that Amid soaring inflation, interest rates have also surged. Fixed income options such as certificates of deposit are paying the highest interest rates that they’ve offered in more than a decade.

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 that is above its average at 16.57x. and a 36-month beta value of 1.30. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 13 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) by analysts is $20.05, which is $2.54 above the current market price. The public float for HST is 697.63M, and at present, short sellers hold a 5.59% of that float. On November 21, 2023, the average trading volume of HST was 7.16M shares.

HST’s Market Performance

HST stock saw an increase of 6.83% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 13.04% and a quarterly increase of 10.26%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.61%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.27% for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 8.08% for HST’s stock, with a simple moving average of 5.39% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HST

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HST stocks, with HSBC Securities repeating the rating for HST by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for HST in the upcoming period, according to HSBC Securities is $21 based on the research report published on October 23, 2023 of the current year 2023.

HST Trading at 8.59% 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 -9.81% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.27%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.61%, as shares surge +11.96% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.49% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HST rose by +6.83%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -8.18% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $16.29. In addition, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc saw 9.10% 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:

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 11.04, with 6.17 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 3.10, 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 sum up, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) has seen a better performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.