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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 15.44 (-0.45% today). The market cap for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 11515.92, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РHotel/Motel industry. The target price for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 16.98. Currently Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 14.86, and a forward P/E of 21.59. Average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 9535.79 and so far today it is 5936200.

Performance in the last year for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has been -8.11%. For EPS growth, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen a growth of -23.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -28.57%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 41.40% over the last five years and could be 4.80% for the next five years. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 72.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.49%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.96%.

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 4.63%. With Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. trading at 15.44, the dividend yield is 5.18%, and the EPS is 1.04.

So could Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.86. The PEG is 3.1, P/S is 2.13 and the P/B is at 1.6. The P/cash is 43.29, with P/free cash flow at 117.51.

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 745.85. While shares float is 727.79. The float short is currently 11.28%, and short ratio is 8.61.

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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