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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 11954.08. 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 15.98 (with a change from open of -0.44%), this in conjunction with a target price of 17.38. Volume today has so far reached 3341502, with an average volume of about 10169.1. The GAP for this stock, is 0.31%.

The P/E ratio is 15.4, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.76. 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 7.04%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -29.42% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be . 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 . Shares outstanding is 747.13, while shares float is at a value of 729.12. Float short for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 12.71% and the short ratio is 9.11.

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 , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 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 . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.21, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.66 and Price/cash is 44.94, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 121.98.

The simple moving averages are -8.43% and 1.56% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -13.90% and the 52 week low is 34.76%.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.00%, with a current price of 15.98. 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 -1.23%, with performance for the month coming to -10.76%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.34%, and for the half year the performance is -3.34%. Volatility for this week is 2.05% 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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