Quick Update for Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) Investors

More and more people are talking about Host Hotels & Resorts over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Specialty Real Estate Investment Trust stock at a price of $16.29? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Host Hotels & Resorts has moved -16.2% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -5.8%

  • HST has an average analyst rating of buy and is -18.1% away from its mean target price of $19.89 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $0.88

  • Host Hotels & Resorts has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.5 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $0.86 and its forward P/E ratio is 18.9

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.7 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Host Hotels & Resorts is part of the Real Estate sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 24.81 and an average P/B of 2.24

  • HST has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -55.1% and gross profit margins of 0.3%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $1,647,874,944.00, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • 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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