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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 175 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.7 billion.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Host Hotels-and-Resorts. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HST. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Host Hotels-and-Resorts reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$10.67, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Host Hotels-and-Resorts, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Host Hotels-and-Resorts. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Host Hotels-and-Resorts's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Host Hotels-and-Resorts's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$10.67, which is 38.61% down on its pre-crash value of USD$17.38 and 35.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.855.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$653.19 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$652.58.

Host Hotels-and-Resorts share price

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Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close USD$10.67
52-week range USD$7.7158 - USD$18.3783
50-day moving average USD$11.8825
200-day moving average USD$11.4671
Wall St. target price USD$13.08
PE ratio 87.0833
Dividend yield USD$0.8 (7.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.13

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Is it a good time to buy Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock?

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Host Hotels-and-Resorts price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.67 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-24) -28.05%
1 month (2020-11-02) -2.47%
3 months (2020-09-02) -6.57%
6 months (2020-06-01) -12.90%
1 year (2019-11-29) -38.99%
2 years (2018-11-30) -43.84%
3 years (2017-12-01) -45.31%
5 years (2015-12-01) -36.68%

Is Host Hotels-and-Resorts under- or over-valued?

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 87x. In other words, Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares trade at around 87x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 USD$131 million.

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 USD$2.7 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.55%
Return on equity TTM -8.41%
Profit margin -22.09%
Book value $9.077
Market capitalisation USD$10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares

There are currently 39.3 million Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares held short by investors – that's known as Host Hotels-and-Resorts's "short interest". This figure is 3% down from 40.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares can be evaluated.

Host Hotels-and-Resorts's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Host Hotels-and-Resorts's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares traded daily (recently around 7.7 million). Host Hotels-and-Resorts's SIR currently stands at 5.11. In other words for every 100,000 Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5110 shares are currently held short.

However Host Hotels-and-Resorts's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares, or, against the total number of tradable Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Host Hotels-and-Resorts's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0796% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Host Hotels-and-Resorts shares, roughly 80 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Host Hotels-and-Resorts.

Find out more about how you can short Host Hotels-and-Resorts stock.

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 01/01/2019) 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

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 10.89
Total ESG percentile 6.7
Environmental score 2.74
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 6.21
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 3.94
Governance score percentile 1

Host Hotels-and-Resorts share dividends

We're not expecting Host Hotels-and-Resorts to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Host Hotels-and-Resorts's shares ever split?

Host Hotels-and-Resorts's shares were split on a 10215:1000 basis on 4 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 $7.7158 up to $18.3783. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HST.US volatility(beta: 1.21)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.2114. 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.hosthotels.com.

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