Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] is 6.42% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ: HST] closed the trading session at $17.08 on 02/27/23. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $17.03, while the highest price level was $17.355. The company report on February 17, 2023 that Host Hotels & Resorts Provides Updated Fourth Quarter 2022 Investor Presentation.

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The stocks have a year to date performance of 6.42 percent and weekly performance of 0.83 percent. The stock has been moved at -9.57 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -6.87 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -5.32 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 7.09M shares, HST reached to a volume of 5861909 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $20.72 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on December 05, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Oppenheimer raised their target price to Perform. The new note on the price target was released on September 15, 2022, representing the official price target for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $20 to $21, while Wells Fargo kept a Overweight rating on HST stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is set at 0.51, with the Price to Sales ratio for HST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.54. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.82, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.19. Price to Free Cash Flow for HST in the course of the last twelve months was 11.45.

HST stock trade performance evaluation

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 0.83. With this latest performance, HST shares dropped by -6.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -9.57% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.44% 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 40.97, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.32, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.01 for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.37, while it was recorded at 17.10 for the last single week of trading, and 17.69 for the last 200 days.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST]: An insightful look at the core 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 +15.45 and a Gross Margin at +17.63. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.90.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.63, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.14.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [HST] stock

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 Ownership positions

There are presently around $12,676 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 119,594,801, which is approximately 0.809% of the company’s market cap and around 1.23% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 76,576,151 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.31 billion in HST stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $816.41 million in HST stock with ownership of nearly -2.992% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Wednesday and at the time of the Wednesday reporting period, where 322 institutional holders increased their position in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. [NASDAQ:HST] by around 61,998,318 shares. Additionally, 220 investors decreased positions by around 47,111,422 shares, while 75 investors held positions by with 633,050,905 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 742,160,645 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HST stock had 85 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,083,906 shares, while 46 institutional investors sold positions of 8,165,909 shares during the same period.


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