why Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $12.38

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NYSE: HST] jumped around 0.46 points on Monday, while shares priced at $10.94 at the close of the session, up 4.39%. The company report on October 19, 2020 that Host Hotels & Resorts Announces Transfer to Nasdaq Stock Market.

Ticker to remain “HST”.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust (“REIT”), announced today that it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) to the Nasdaq Global Select Market, effective November 2, 2020. The last day of trading on the NYSE is expected to be October 30, 2020. Host’s stock will continue to trade under its existing “HST” symbol.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock is now -41.02% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. HST Stock saw the intraday high of $10.965 and lowest of $10.39 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 18.85, which means current price is +39.27% above from all time high which was touched on 01/02/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 8.77M shares, HST reached a trading volume of 13309326 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 $12.38 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 2.70. 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.

Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 19, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price from $12 to $14. The new note on the price target was released on October 13, 2020, representing the official price target for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $12, while Compass Point analysts kept a Neutral rating on HST stock. On September 29, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for HST shares from 12.50 to 12.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is set at 0.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for HST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.06. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.15, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.23.

How has HST stock performed recently?

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.23. With this latest performance, HST shares dropped by -3.10% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -0.27% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -34.55% 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 48.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.77, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.73 for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.17, while it was recorded at 10.65 for the last single week of trading, and 12.05 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 +10.46 and a Gross Margin at +16.47. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.82.

Return on Total Capital for HST is now 4.89, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.17. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.42, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.54. 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 60.12. Additionally, HST Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 37.55, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 35.76. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 59.79, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 37.34.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] managed to generate an average of $5,257,143 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 81.63 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.45.

Earnings analysis for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. posted 0.5/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.43/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 16.30%. 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 $7,247 million, or 98.90% of HST stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 114,469,155, which is approximately -4.761% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 79,148,854 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $829.48 million in HST stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $477.63 million in HST stock with ownership of nearly -7.776% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 250 institutional holders increased their position in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NYSE:HST] by around 86,916,507 shares. Additionally, 265 investors decreased positions by around 120,961,684 shares, while 65 investors held positions by with 483,643,510 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 691,521,701 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HST stock had 75 new institutional investments in for a total of 26,671,007 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 43,435,924 shares during the same period.

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