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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11575.44. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 15.44 (with a change from open of 0.19%), this in conjunction with a target price of 16.98. Volume today has so far reached 2454580, with an average volume of about 9753.29. The GAP for this stock, is -0.77%.

The P/E ratio is 14.95, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.72. The current EPS for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., is 1.04, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -23.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 5.24%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -28.57% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.80%. Quarter over quarter is 72.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 41.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is *TBA. Shares outstanding is 745.36, while shares float is at a value of 729.12. Float short for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 12.35% and the short ratio is 9.23.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.52, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.52. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 12.30%. The profit margin is 14.30%.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.60%, and on investment, 5.90%. Return on equity is 11.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.14, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.61 and Price/cash is 43.52, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 118.12.

The simple moving averages are -7.69% and -0.95% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.74% and the 52 week low is 31.88%.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.15%, with a current price of 15.44. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 77.00%. This is in an industry, REIT – Hotel/Motel, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry means that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.78%, with performance for the month coming to -1.81%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.87%, and for the half year the performance is -5.92%. Volatility for this week is 2.19% and for the month this is 2.06%.

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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