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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)?

The company in question is, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) currently with a stock price of 18.07 (0.78% today). The market cap for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 13290.61, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Hotel/Motel industry. The target price for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 17.31. Currently Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 17.26, and a forward P/E of 25.61. Average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 10103.01 and so far today it is 6465691.

Performance in the last year for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has been -3.78%. For EPS growth, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen a growth of -23.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -29.51%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 41.40% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -49.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -15.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.33%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.70%.

Since the IPO date for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. on the 4/6/1983, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.95%. With Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. trading at 18.07, the dividend yield is 4.46%, and the EPS is 1.04.

So could Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.26. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.45 and the P/B is at 1.86. The P/cash is 49.96, with P/free cash flow at 135.62.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.52, and total debt/equity at 0.52.

In terms of margins, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 12.30% and a profit margin of 14.30%.Payout ratio for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 77.00%. Return on assets come to 6.60% with return on investment coming to 5.90%.

Insider ownership for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 741.25. While shares float is 729.02. The float short is currently 11.61%, and short ratio is 8.38.

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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