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Is Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(NYSE: HST), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is in the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., is 9948.02, and so far today it has a volume of 1770441. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 21.09%.

To help you determine whether Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.42 and forward P/E is 25.86. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.48 and the P/B ratio is 1.88. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 50.44 and 136.9 respectively.

At the current price Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is trading at, 18.13 (0.14% today), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.42%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 77.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.04, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -29.51% after growing -23.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -15.00%, and -49.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 741.25, and the number of shares float is 729.02. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 11.61%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.51. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.60%, and also a return on investment of 5.90%.

The ability for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.52 and total debt/equity is 0.52. In terms of margins, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 12.30%, and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a profit margin of 14.30%.

The 52 week high is -1.83%, with 52.84% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.33% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.00%.

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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