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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 9600.05, and so far today it has a volume of 10972900. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 17.55%.

To help you determine whether Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.91 and forward P/E is 25.1. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.43 and the P/B ratio is 1.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 49.53 and 134.45 respectively.

At the current price Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is trading at, 17.57 (-1.40% today), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.55%, 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 749.92, and the number of shares float is 729.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 12.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 9.62. 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 -5.33%, with 48.16% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.97%.

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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