Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser Disclosure
How to buy Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock
Learn how to easily invest in Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock.
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc is a reit-hotel & motel business based in the US. Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares (HST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Host Hotels-and-Resorts employs 160 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.3 billion.
How to buy shares in Host Hotels-and-Resorts
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – HST – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- HST shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is HST stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is HST suitable for ethical investing?
- Are HST shares over-valued?
- Host Hotels-and-Resorts's financials
- How volatile are HST shares?
- Does Host Hotels-and-Resorts pay a dividend?
- Have HST shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock price (NASDAQ: HST)Use our graph to track the performance of HST stocks over time.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$15.76|
|52-week range||$15.03 - $21.55|
|50-day moving average||$17.87|
|200-day moving average||$18.10|
|Wall St. target price||$22.29|
|Dividend yield||$0.09 (2.96%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.80|
Buy Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares from these brokeragesCompare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
*Signup bonus information updated weekly.
The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
Is it a good time to buy Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-22)||-2.66%|
|1 month (2022-08-25)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-06-29)||0.38%|
|6 months (2022-03-25)||-17.44%|
|1 year (2021-09-29)||-5.40%|
|2 years (2020-09-29)||46.88%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||17.11|
|5 years (2017-09-28)||18.49|
Is Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Host Hotels-and-Resorts's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's P/E ratio
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's PEG ratio
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5274. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Host Hotels-and-Resorts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's EBITDA
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Host Hotels-and-Resorts's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts financials
|Revenue TTM||$4.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||$644 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.73%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Host Hotels-and-Resorts.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 10.89
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Host Hotels-and-Resorts's overall score of 10.89 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Host Hotels-and-Resorts is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.74/100
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's environmental score of 2.74 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Host Hotels-and-Resorts is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's social score
Social score: 6.21/100
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's social score of 6.21 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Host Hotels-and-Resorts is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's governance score
Governance score: 3.94/100
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Host Hotels-and-Resorts is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||10.89|
|Total ESG percentile||6.7|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
Host Hotels-and-Resorts share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 26.25% of net profits
Recently Host Hotels-and-Resorts has paid out, on average, around 26.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Host Hotels-and-Resorts shareholders could enjoy a 2.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Host Hotels-and-Resorts's case, that would currently equate to about $0.09 per share.
While Host Hotels-and-Resorts's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Host Hotels-and-Resorts may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's most recent dividend payout was on 16 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Host Hotels-and-Resorts's shares ever split?
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's shares were split on a 10215:1000 basis on 3 November 2009. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10215 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares which in turn could have impacted Host Hotels-and-Resorts's share price.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Host Hotels-and-Resorts's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.031 up to $21.5495. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Host Hotels-and-Resorts's is 1.2357. This would suggest that Host Hotels-and-Resorts's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Host Hotels-and-Resorts overview
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 74 properties in the United States and five properties internationally totaling approximately 46,100 rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in six domestic and one international joint ventures. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands such as Marriott®, Ritz-Carlton®, Westin®, Sheraton®, W®, St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Hyatt®, Fairmont®, Hilton®, Swissôtel®, ibis® and Novotel®, as well as independent brands. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.
Host Hotels-and-Resorts in the news
Top Hotel Stocks for Q4 2022
Is it Worth Adding Host Hotels (HST) to Your Portfolio Now?
Host Hotels & Resorts Recommends that Holders of Operating Partnership Units of Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. Reject “Mini-Tender” Offer by MacKenzie Capital Management, LP
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Host Hotels-and-Resorts is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.156% of Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares are held by insiders and 104.742% by institutions. How many people work for Host Hotels-and-Resorts?
Latest data suggests 160 work at Host Hotels-and-Resorts. When does the fiscal year end for Host Hotels-and-Resorts?
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's fiscal year ends in January. Where is Host Hotels-and-Resorts based?
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's address is: 4747 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States, 20817 What is Host Hotels-and-Resorts's ISIN number?
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's international securities identification number is: US44107P1049 What is Host Hotels-and-Resorts's CUSIP number?
Host Hotels-and-Resorts's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 44107P104
More guides on Finder
What are the FAANG stocks and how do you invest in them?
Looking to invest in tech? Here’s how to buy shares in the major tech companies, known as FAANG stocks.
How to buy soccer stocks
A simple guide to buying stocks in your favorite European soccer team.
How to buy Juventus stock
Steps to owning and managing JUVE, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy AS Roma stock
Steps to owning and managing ASR, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Borussia Dortmund stock
Steps to owning and managing BVB, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Lead Real Estate Co. (LRE) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Lead Real Estate Co. IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Third Harmonic Bio (THRD) stock
Everything we know about the Third Harmonic Bio IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy LINKBANCORP (LNKB) stock
Everything we know about the LINKBANCORP IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Here are the stocks that benefit from inflation, as well as industries to keep an eye on to reduce the impacts of inflation on your portfolio.
We’ve rounded up stats on some of the most popular wheat stocks, along with information on how these stocks compare and how to invest.
Ask an Expert