Host Hotels & Resorts Inc [HST] is 3.86% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc [NASDAQ: HST] loss -0.54% on the last trading session, reaching $16.67 price per share at the time. The company report on November 2, 2023 at 4:30 PM that Host Hotels & Resorts Provides Updated Third Quarter 2023 Investor Presentation.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc represents 713.40 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $11.86 billion with the latest information. HST stock price has been found in the range of $16.62 to $16.91.

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If compared to the average trading volume of 7.37M shares, HST reached a trading volume of 9281955 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 $20.20 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 1.96. 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.

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HSBC Securities have made an estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 23, 2023.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc is set at 0.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for HST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.71, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.29. Price to Free Cash Flow for HST in the course of the last twelve months was 12.76.

Trading performance analysis for HST stock

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 8.39. With this latest performance, HST shares gained by 3.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.31% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -0.63% in the past year of trading.

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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 61.02, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.99, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.29 for Host Hotels & Resorts Inc [HST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.98, while it was recorded at 16.16 for the last single week of trading, and 16.70 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 +15.45 and a Gross Margin at +17.63. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.90.

Return on Total Capital for HST is now 6.40, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.41. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.63, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.14. 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 71.28. Additionally, HST Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 41.62, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 38.98. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 71.25, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 41.60.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc [HST] managed to generate an average of $3,836,364 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 15.83 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.40.

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 Institutional ownership at Host Hotels & Resorts Inc [HST]

The top three institutional holders of HST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2579%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $201.66 billion in HST stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $177.59 billion in HST stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7994%.

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