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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 13057.2. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST performance year to date is 17.41%. Today Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST has gained -1.14%, with a current price of 17.35.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% 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 14.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 12.40%. 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 -3.75%. The 52-week high is -7.13%, and the 52-week low is 46.31%. The average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., HST is 3786997.

With a target price of 17.09, 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 20.6 and a forward P/E of 24.51. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.41 and 1.82 respectively. For P/cash, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a value of 49.09, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 17.35, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.56%. 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 *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of -25.65% 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.

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