For Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST], Analyst sees a rise to $17.50. What next?

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ: HST] loss -1.09% or -0.15 points to close at $13.62 with a heavy trading volume of 5607751 shares. The company report on December 9, 2020 that Host Hotels & Resorts Named to CDP’s A List for Leading Effort Against Climate Change.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: HST), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust, has once again been recognized for its climate action. The Company achieved a place on the global environmental impact nonprofit CDP’s prestigious A List, which names the world’s most pioneering companies leading on environmental performance annually.

By being named to the Climate A List, Host has been distinguished for its actions to mitigate climate risks and manage its environmental impacts, based on the Company’s climate disclosure in 2020. Host is among the top 3% of high-performing companies that made the Climate A List out of more than 9,600 respondents. Through significant, demonstrated action on climate change, inclusion on this list means that Host is leading on corporate environmental ambition, action and transparency worldwide. Host has responded to CDP since 2011 and is receiving an “A” score for the sixth time.

It opened the trading session at $13.75, the shares rose to $13.76 and dropped to $13.51, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for HST points out that the company has recorded 24.04% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -73.28% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 9.76M shares, HST reached to a volume of 5607751 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $14.25 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 15, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on December 10, 2020, representing the official price target for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock. On October 19, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for HST shares from 14 to 13.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is set at 0.57, with the Price to Sales ratio for HST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.63. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.50, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.59.

Trading performance analysis for HST stock

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 -6.13. With this latest performance, HST shares dropped by -3.75% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 24.04% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -26.97% 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 44.94, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.47 for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 13.01, while it was recorded at 14.04 for the last single week of trading, and 11.68 for the last 200 days.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. posted 0.11/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.12/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -8.30%. 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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]

There are presently around $9,311 million, or 98.00% of HST stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 110,563,746, which is approximately -3.412% of the company’s market cap and around 1.18% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 78,428,489 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.07 billion in HST stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $586.84 million in HST stock with ownership of nearly -5.46% of the company’s market capitalization.

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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 201 institutional holders increased their position in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ:HST] by around 64,436,488 shares. Additionally, 302 investors decreased positions by around 69,361,200 shares, while 64 investors held positions by with 549,857,716 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 683,655,404 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HST stock had 49 new institutional investments in for a total of 21,469,761 shares, while 88 institutional investors sold positions of 17,476,316 shares during the same period.

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