Analysts Outlook and Insider Trading Summary: Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) exchanged hands 4,554,159 shares versus average trading capacity of 10.30M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.44. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s total market worth is $13.46B along with 739.87M outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Marriott Richard E, Chairman of the Board of the company in a transaction that occurred 12/23/2016 sold 50,000 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $18.44, for a total value of $922,240. Subsequent to the transaction Marriott Richard E owned a total of 270,427 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 12/21/2016, Macnamara Brian G, SVP, Controller sold 8,427 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $19.38, for a total worth of $163,343. Succeeding to the transaction Macnamara Brian G owned overall 45,745 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Abdoo Elizabeth A, EVP & General Counsel sold 12,859 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 12/19/2016. At a price of $19.02, the stock was sold for an entire value of $244,618. Consequent to the transaction Abdoo Elizabeth A owned a total of 189,556 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.90% shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) are owned by insiders with -11.69% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) total 17 number of trades held during last 3 months and 67 during last 12 months, out of them 8 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 44 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 9 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 23 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s total number of shares bought are 4,659 and sold 1,124,629 from a total of 1,129,288 traded shares. During last twelve months 1,306,185 number of shares bought and 2,113,719 sold from a total of 3,419,904 shares traded. A net activity of 1,119,970 took place in the course of three months, while 807,534 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) ended last trading session at the price of $18.57 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $17.50 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 12/12/16. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s highest estimates of price target are $21.00 and low forecast is $14.00 based on the opinion of 17 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 1.86. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.82 based on calls of 17 experts.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/15/17. The company is expected to release $0.13 EPS during current quarter according to 9 analysts whereas the company reported $0.22 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $0.11 and high estimate of $0.17. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.3B according to 16 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $1.28B and highest revenue estimates are $1.33B. A year ago the company’s sales were $1.33B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are -2.30%. Past 5 years growth of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) observed at 56.18%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at -27.67%.

Mover to Watch: Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) share price plunged -2.21% or -0.40 points to reach at $17.74 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $17.67 – $18.19 during previous trading session. A total of 26.11M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 11.47M shares. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) has a market capitalization of $13.35B and most recently 739.87M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) is at 66.50.

According to sentiments of 17 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $16.37. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $18.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $14.00.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.13 derived from a total of 9 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $0.11 and can go high up to $0.17. However a year ago during same quarter Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) reported $0.22 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $0.14 per share according to consensus of 6 analysts.

According to sentiments of 16 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.3B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.28B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.33B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.75 on the shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST). Out of rating recommendations 3 have given the stock a Buy while 1 recommend the stock as Outperform. 14 have given the stock a Hold rating, 2 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 6.67% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 11.19% along with 10.75% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) shares were trading -3.19% below from the 52-week high mark of $18.32 and +51.52% above from the 52-week bottom of $11.71. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 08/23/16, and 52-week low price on 01/20/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 4.72% in the past one week and soared 16.40% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 3.21% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 16.16% while yearly performance of the company advanced 16.80%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 20.21%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 6.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 11.30% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 5.90%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.47, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 2.76%, 2.96% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 1.32.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 54.24. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.53 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.53.

Analyst Perspectives: Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) plunged -0.45% during previous trade, a total of 8,446,000 shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 9.81M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.46B along with 742.48M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $15.83 and touched the lowest level of $15.37.

Most recently Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s price target was revised on 10/06/16 and according to 16 analysts stock’s price will reach at $16.98 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 1.84. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $14.50 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $19.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 21% from its latest closing price of $15.49.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, one week ago Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s price target was revised on 09/26/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $19.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $13.00 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $16.82, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 1.93.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 3.38. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 13 brokerage recommendations 2 rate Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) stock a Strong Buy,0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 6 rate Hold, 1 rate Sell and 4 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 8/1/2016 the stock of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) downgraded by        RBC Capital Mkts from Outperform to Sector Perform. However previously on 7/13/2016 it was downgraded by JP Morgan from Neutral to Underweight. A research note issued on 5/18/2016 the stock was upgraded by Raymond James from Underperform to Mkt Perform.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) performance over the past one year plunged -6.30% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 6.32%. During the last six months the stock rose 1.57%. Quarterly performance of the company shows declining momentum of -7.39% while its last one month trend is negative with -1.90%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 0.71%.

The company’s price sits -6.83% below from its 50-day moving average of $16.57 and 0.70% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $16.40. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s shares are currently trading -14.38% away from the 52-week high price of $18.32 and +34.01% far from the 52-week low price of $11.71.

According to consensus agreement of 18 analysts Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) will report earnings per share of $0.36 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 11/2/16 Before Market Open. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $0.38 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.34. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.34 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) are set at $1.65 according to the sentiments of 19 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $1.62 and highest earnings estimates are $1.68.

According to 15 analysts, Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.29B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.34B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.26B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $5.41B compared to low analyst estimates of $5.34B and high estimates of $5.51B according to the projection of 16 analysts.

Share Performance and Target Price Review Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) plunged -3.57% during previous trade, a total of 12.84M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 8.57M shares whereas its relative volume is 1.31. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.42B along with 742.48M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $16.69 and touched the lowest level of $16.18.

Most recently Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s price target was revised on 08/29/16 and according to 16 analysts stock’s price will reach at $17.38 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 1.85. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $14.50 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $20.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 23% from its latest closing price of $16.20.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s price target was revised on 08/01/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $19.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $13.00 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $16.82, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 1.76.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.64. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 14 brokerage recommendations 3 rate Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 10 rate Hold, 1 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 8/1/2016 the stock of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts from Outperform to Sector Perform. However previously on 7/13/2016 it was downgraded by JP Morgan from Neutral to Underweight. A research note issued on 5/18/2016 the stock was upgraded by Raymond James from Underperform to Mkt Perform.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) performance over the past one year plunged -1.68% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 8.38%. During the last six months the stock slipped -0.03%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 6.64% while its last one month trend is negative with -10.99%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -7.80%.

The company’s price sits -7.25% below from its 50-day moving average of $17.77 and 3.01% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $16.44. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s shares are currently trading -12.72% away from the 52-week high price of $18.56 and +36.61% far from the 52-week low price of $11.86.

According to consensus agreement of 19 analysts Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) will report earnings per share of $0.37 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 11/3/16. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $0.38 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.34. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.34 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) are set at $1.66 according to the sentiments of 20 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $1.62 and highest earnings estimates are $1.68.

According to 15 analysts, Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.29B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.34B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.25B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $5.41B compared to low analyst estimates of $5.35B and high estimates of $5.51B according to the projection of 16 analysts.

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Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) shares reported no change and reached at $20.98 during the course of session. The stock traded in the range of $20.74 – $21.08 during its most recent trading session. The stock has total market worth of $11.09B and it has total of 528.98M outstanding shares. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) is at 52.35.

Historically the stock has climbed 4.27% in the past week and soared 0.19% in the last four weeks, the stock illustrate that its three months performance stands at -7.17% while its year to date performance is at -19.08%. Stock’s price oscillated from $17.95 to $27.68 during past twelve months. The stock is now trading at a distance of 3.81% from SMA-20. The stock is presently trading -3.13% below from its SMA-50. In the current trading session, the stock’s price moved -7.15% below from its SMA-200. If we take a look on its volatility, 1.87 percent was seen in a week and for the month it was 2.66 percent. Stock’s ATR value is at 0.63.

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Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) shares rose 0.62% or +0.10 points in order to take the company’s stock at the price of $17.09. Stock’s price oscillated between $16.93 and $17.20 for intra-day trading. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) is at 61.62. It has total market capitalization of $12.57B.

Historically the stock has climbed 0.59% in the past week and soared 8.01% in the last four weeks, the stock illustrate that its three months performance stands at 9.23% while its year to date performance is at 14.33%. The stock hit the peak level of one year at $20.33 and touched the minimum level of $11.86. Shares are trading -15.96% off from the 52-week high and + 44.12% above from the 52-week bottom level. The stock is now trading at a distance of 4.83% from SMA-20. The stock is presently trading 8.54% above from its SMA-50. In the current trading session, the stock’s price moved 10.47% above from its SMA-200. The company has a Return on Assets of 5.40%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 9.10% and a Return on Investment of 5.90%.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) on July 13, 2016 announced that on July 12, 2016 the board of directors increased its size from nine to ten directors and elected Mr. Sandeep L. Mathrani to the board of directors.

Mr. Mathrani has been the chief executive officer and a director at General Growth Properties, Inc. since January 2011.  Prior to GGP, he served as the president of retail at Vornado Realty Trust from March 2002 to January 2011, and was responsible for all retail real estate activities in the United States and India.  Prior to Vornado, he served as an executive vice president at Forest City Ratner Companies, LLC from 1994 to February 2002 and was responsible for its retail development and related leasing in the New York City metropolitan area.  He holds a Master of Engineering, Master of Management Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.