Closing Figures Unveiled: Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) Gain 0.67, Closes at 18.06

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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: HST) closed the day trading at $18.06 up 0.67% from the previous closing price of $17.94. In other words, the price has increased by $0.67 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3.6 million shares were traded. HST stock price reached its highest trading level at $18.13 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $17.84.


For a better understanding of HST, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 9.44 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 14.23. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.75 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.75.

On December 14, 2023, JP Morgan Upgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Underweight but kept the price unchanged to $15.

On October 23, 2023, HSBC Securities started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $21.HSBC Securities initiated its Buy rating on October 23, 2023, with a $21 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 16 ’24 when RAKOWICH WALTER C sold 3,896 shares for $18.64 per share. The transaction valued at 72,636 led to the insider holds 64,457 shares of the business.

RISOLEO JAMES F sold 28,136 shares of HST for $591,959 on Mar 21 ’24. The President and CEO now owns 2,225,577 shares after completing the transaction at $21.04 per share. On Mar 20 ’24, another insider, RISOLEO JAMES F, who serves as the President and CEO of the company, sold 150,000 shares for $20.78 each. As a result, the insider received 3,116,535 and left with 2,225,577 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, HST now has a Market Capitalization of 12822581248 and an Enterprise Value of 16662096896. As of this moment, Host’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 17.76, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 17.52. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.63. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.36 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.89. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 3.081 whereas that against EBITDA is 11.243.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for HST is 1.35, which has changed by 0.11206901 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2586832 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, HST has reached a high of $21.31, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $14.74. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -2.92%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -1.43%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, HST traded about 5.65M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, HST traded about 5354340 shares per day. A total of 703.60M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 695.97M. Insiders hold about 1.29% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 106.96% stake in the company. Shares short for HST as of 1715731200 were 40162148 with a Short Ratio of 8.02, compared to 1713139200 on 46285185. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 40162148 and a Short% of Float of 8.02.

Dividends & Splits

HST’s forward annual dividend rate is 0.73, up from 0.73 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.040691193The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 4.49. The current Payout Ratio is 62.61% for HST, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-03-27 with an ex-dividend date of 1719532800. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2009-11-04 when the company split stock in a 10215:10000 ratio.

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