Jefferies Upgrade Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO]. What else is Wall St. saying?

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [NYSE: SHO] stock went on an upward path that rose over 2.00% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -9.20%. Over the last 12 months, SHO stock dropped by -29.77%. The one-year Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.62. The average equity rating for SHO stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $2.00 billion, with 221.04 million shares outstanding and 212.80 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.06M shares, SHO stock reached a trading volume of 4213522 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SHO shares is $9.73 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SHO stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. 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.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 30, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 19, 2020, representing the official price target for Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $11, while Barclays analysts kept a Overweight rating on SHO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. is set at 0.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for SHO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.91. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.09.

SHO Stock Performance Analysis:

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.20. With this latest performance, SHO shares gained by 30.85% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -31.56% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -29.77% 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 SHO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.90, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.59, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.94 for Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 8.77, while it was recorded at 9.70 for the last single week of trading, and 11.79 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.67 and a Gross Margin at +30.30. Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.09.

Return on Total Capital for SHO is now 2.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.75. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.15, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.42. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 40.25. Additionally, SHO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 28.70, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.44. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 40.01, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 26.42.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO] managed to generate an average of $2,868,766 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 29.64 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.28.Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Current Ratio set at 5.00.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. posted 0.18/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.16/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 12.50%. 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 SHO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. go to 19.90%.

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [SHO] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $2,175 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SHO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 33,187,625, which is approximately 0.142% of the company’s market cap and around 1.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 22,316,450 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $211.56 million in SHO stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $131.21 million in SHO stock with ownership of nearly 22.306% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 119 institutional holders increased their position in Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. [NYSE:SHO] by around 37,269,717 shares. Additionally, 116 investors decreased positions by around 35,986,791 shares, while 15 investors held positions by with 156,144,007 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 229,400,515 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SHO stock had 41 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,328,983 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 6,864,291 shares during the same period.

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