Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.36% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 2.58%. Over the last 12 months, HST stock rose by 2.62%. The one-year HST stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.03, with the average price target set at $18.55 per share. The average equity rating for HST stock is currently 2.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for HST stock reached $12.76 billion, with 713.49 million shares outstanding and 708.94 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.95M shares, HST reached a trading volume of 4561434 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST)?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HST shares is $18.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HST stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on October 17, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on August 15, 2019, representing the official price target for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $23, while CapitalOne analysts kept a Overweight rating on HST stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is set at 0.25, with the Price to Sales ratio for HST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.73, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.85. Price to Free Cash Flow for HST in the course of the last twelve months was 34.48.
How has HST stock performed recently?
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.58. With this latest performance, HST shares dropped by -1.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 0.72% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 2.62% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HST stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.69, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.40 for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.72, while it was recorded at 17.68 for the last single week of trading, and 17.72 for the last 200 days.
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST): Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) shares currently have an operating margin of +6.28 and a Gross Margin at +11.35. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +19.68.
Return on Total Capital for HST is now 3.06, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 10.23. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 15.03, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.14. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 51.20. Additionally, HST Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 33.86, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.74. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 44.52, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 29.44.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) managed to generate an average of $5,907,609 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 73.65 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.46.
Earnings analysis for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST)
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. posted 0.4/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.17/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 135.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HST. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. go to 28.40%.
Insider trade positions for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST)
There are presently around $12,550 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 121,802,605, which is approximately -1.729% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 83,252,441 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.47 billion in HST stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $872.21 million in HST stock with ownership of nearly 0.244% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 244 institutional holders increased their position in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) by around 58,084,520 shares. Additionally, 280 investors decreased positions by around 68,169,484 shares, while 82 investors held positions by with 585,214,971 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 711,468,975 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HST stock had 48 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,420,076 shares, while 68 institutional investors sold positions of 7,815,835 shares during the same period.