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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 17.88 (2.08% today). The market cap for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 12877.38, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Hotel/Motel industry. The target price for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 16.64. Currently Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 20.55, and a forward P/E of 24.22. Average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 10053.54 and so far today it is 7309406.

Performance in the last year for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has been -11.83%. For EPS growth, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has seen a growth of -23.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -24.92%. 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 2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 87.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 12.92%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.30%.

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 17.14%. With Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. trading at 17.88, the dividend yield is 4.57%, and the EPS is 0.85.

So could Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.55. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.38 and the P/B is at 1.87. The P/cash is 55.03, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

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 0.56, and total debt/equity at 0.56.

In terms of margins, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 12.10% and a profit margin of 11.90%.Payout ratio for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is 93.60%. Return on assets come to 5.40% with return on investment coming to 5.90%.

Insider ownership for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 735.43. While shares float is 733.86. The float short is currently 10.70%, and short ratio is 7.81.

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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