Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] stock Upgrade by Wells Fargo analyst, price target now $21

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ: HST] loss -1.48% on the last trading session, reaching $17.97 price per share at the time. The company report on August 4, 2022 that Host Hotels & Resorts Provides Updated Second Quarter 2022 Investor Presentation.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks to Own Right Now

While finding safe stocks with the potential for monster gains isn't always easy, we've found a few that could pay out well. In fact, within our report, "Top 5 Cheap Stock to Own Right Now", we have identified five stocks we believe could appreciate the most even if you just have $1,000 to invest.

Sign up here to get your free report now. .


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

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. represents 714.80 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $13.47 billion with the latest information. HST stock price has been found in the range of $17.88 to $18.27.

If compared to the average trading volume of 8.14M shares, HST reached a trading volume of 7254124 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 $22.19 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 2.20. 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.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on August 29, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Evercore ISI raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on July 11, 2022, representing the official price target for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $20 to $25, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on HST stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is set at 0.54, with the Price to Sales ratio for HST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.14. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.17. Price to Free Cash Flow for HST in the course of the last twelve months was 15.12.

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 -2.34. With this latest performance, HST shares gained by 0.90% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -1.64% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.44% 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 46.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.74 for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.27, while it was recorded at 18.50 for the last single week of trading, and 18.04 for the last 200 days.

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

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 $13,095 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 115,652,826, which is approximately -0.582% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 71,357,616 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.28 billion in HST stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $941.86 million in HST stock with ownership of nearly -13.907% of the company’s market capitalization.

280 institutional holders increased their position in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ:HST] by around 84,406,783 shares. Additionally, 213 investors decreased positions by around 71,091,761 shares, while 74 investors held positions by with 573,216,980 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 728,715,524 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HST stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,011,205 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 5,193,866 shares during the same period.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here