Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST): A Great Stock For Handling Current Market Conditions?

Currently, there are 703.60M common shares owned by the public and among those 694.28M shares have been available to trade.

The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of -1.17% and 4.37% over the past three months. HST shares are trading 4.37% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance up to 30.30% higher. It has a 12-month low price of $14.74 and touched a high of $21.31 over the same period. HST has an average intraday trading volume of 6.31 million shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by -2.13%, 0.66%, and 14.49% respectively.

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Institutional ownership of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: HST) shares accounts for 103.44% of the company’s 703.60M shares outstanding.

It has a market capitalization of $14.30B and a beta (3y monthly) value of 1.32. The stock’s trailing 12-month PE ratio is 19.57, while the earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at $1.04. The company has a PEG of 0.69 and the debt-to-equity ratio at 0.72. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 1.84% over the week and 1.81% over the month.

Analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) will achieve an EPS of $0.3 for the current quarter, $0.32 for the next quarter and $1.05 for 2025. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is $0.26 while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of $0.35. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was $0.4 a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to decrease by -5.45%, and 2.82% over the next financial year. EPS should grow at an annualized rate of 28.40% over the next five years, compared to -6.69% over the past 5-year period.

JP Morgan coverage for the Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) stock in a research note released on December 14, 2023 offered a Neutral rating with a price target of $15. HSBC Securities was of a view on October 23, 2023 that the stock is Buy, while Wedbush gave the stock Outperform rating on October 03, 2023, issuing a price target of $19. Wolfe Research on their part issued Outperform rating on September 28, 2023.

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