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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT – Hotel/Motel in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST  has a market cap of 11545.63. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST performance year to date is 4.96%. Today Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST has gained -0.39%, with a current price of 15.49.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 77.00%. Return of assets are at 6.60%, with return on investment at 5.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.52. While Total debt/equity is 0.52. With a profit margin of 14.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 12.30%. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST has seen a EPS growth of -23.20%. A performance for the year of -8.64%. The 52-week high is -15.47%, and the 52-week low is 32.30%. The average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST is 7476900.

With a target price of 16.98, can Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a P/E of 14.91 and a forward P/E of 21.66. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.11. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.13 and 1.61 respectively. For P/cash, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a value of 43.4, while it is 117.81 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 15.49, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.16%. We see a return on equity of 11.00%.

Looking more long-term Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -28.57% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -23.20% for this year and for the last five years a 41.40% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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