What’s The Story Behind Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)


Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) closed its last session at $19.64. The stock traded within a range of $19.13 and $19.64. The company operates in the Real Estate sector with a market capitalization of 14.51 Million. Trading volume for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was 12.65 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has an average volume of 6.14 Million.

Company Profile

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is the largest lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. HST was incorporated as a Maryland corporation and operates as a self-managed and self-administered REIT. The Company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. HST is the preeminent owner of high-quality lodging real estate at the epicenter of dynamic and growing markets. HST overall goal is to generate superior long-term risk-adjusted returns for stockholders. The Company guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands such as Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Sheraton, W, St. Regis, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, Hyatt, Fairmont, Hilton, Swissôtel, ibis, Pullman, and Novotel as well as independent brands in the operation of properties in over  major markets.

Analyst Views

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 4 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) touched its 1-Year High price of $21.53 on 01/24/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $17.26 on 08/21/17.

EPS & Financials

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.14/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.14/Share by a difference of $0. This showed a surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 10 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.15/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.18/share and a low EPS of $0.14/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.34 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.36 Billion and 1.31 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has a 20-Day average volume of 6.94 Million. According to today’s trading volume Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 0 Percent. The return on assets stands at 0%, Return on Equity currently is 0% and the Return on Investment value is 6.1%.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) gross margin percentage stands at 0% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 0 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 0 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.4% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.48 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 3.81 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -1.06 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 0%. The return on invested capital is at 6.1%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 3.81%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -1.06% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.