Jefferies slashes price target on Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] – find out why.


Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ: HST] price surged by 1.41 percent to reach at $0.28. The company report on May 5, 2022 that Host Hotels & Resorts Provides Updated First Quarter 2022 Investor Presentation.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: HST), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust (the “Company”), today provided an updated investor presentation for first quarter 2022 results. The investor presentation can be found on the Investor Relations section on the company’s website at

A sum of 7392932 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 9.10M shares. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares reached a high of $20.33 and dropped to a low of $19.72 until finishing in the latest session at $20.18.

The one-year HST stock forecast points to a potential upside of 8.98. The average equity rating for HST stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $22.17 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 2.40. 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 Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 30, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 16, 2022, representing the official price target for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $17 to $18, while Goldman kept a Neutral rating on HST stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is set at 0.86, with the Price to Sales ratio for HST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.90. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.21, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.62. Price to Free Cash Flow for HST in the course of the last twelve months was 30.19.

HST Stock Performance Analysis:

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 5.60. With this latest performance, HST shares gained by 3.06% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.93% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 16.11% 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 54.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.48, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.37 for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 19.26, while it was recorded at 19.61 for the last single week of trading, and 17.52 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. 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 -5.74 and a Gross Margin at -2.32. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -0.38.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.17, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.09.


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%.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $14,282 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 116,329,451, which is approximately 1.2% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 69,403,939 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.38 billion in HST stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $1.21 billion in HST stock with ownership of nearly -22.393% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 263 institutional holders increased their position in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ:HST] by around 65,276,842 shares. Additionally, 217 investors decreased positions by around 80,159,427 shares, while 71 investors held positions by with 572,250,700 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 717,686,969 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HST stock had 60 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,649,574 shares, while 51 institutional investors sold positions of 7,195,918 shares during the same period.