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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) Has Great Growth Outlook For 2023

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:HST) has a beta value of 1.28 and has seen 4.27 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $12.57B, closed the last trade at $18.13 per share which meant it gained $0.17 on the day or 0.95% during that session. The HST stock price is -17.82% off its 52-week high price of $21.36 and 17.76% above the 52-week low of $14.91. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 6.87 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 6.86 million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.20. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 5 rate it as Overweight. 5 out of 22 have rated it as a Hold, with 10 advising it as a Buy. 1 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.17.

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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:HST) trade information

Sporting 0.95% in the green in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, 01/24/23 when the HST stock price touched $18.13 or saw a rise of 0.22%. Year-to-date, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares have moved 12.96%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 4.14%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:HST) have changed 15.63%. Short interest in the company has seen 31.22 million shares shorted with days to cover at 3.32.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $20.89, which means that the shares’ value could jump 13.21% from current levels. The projected low price target is $17.00 while the price target rests at a high of $25.00. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is -37.89% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 6.23% from current levels.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 6.14% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 191.80%, compared to 4.90% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2023 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 200.00% and -57.80% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 67.00%.

15 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $1.18 billion for the current quarter. 15 have an estimated revenue figure of $1.24 billion for the next quarter concluding in Dec 2022.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -15.10% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2023 is a modest 98.40% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 28.40%.

HST Dividends

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between February 14 and February 20 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.48 at a share yield of 2.65%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:HST)’s Major holders

Insiders own 1.16% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 104.73% with a share float percentage of 105.95%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. having a total of 826 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 115.65 million shares worth more than $1.81 billion. As of Jun 29, 2022, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 16.40% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 71.36 million shares as of Jun 29, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $1.12 billion and represent 10.12% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Specialized-Real Estate Index Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of Jul 30, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 4.64% shares in the company for having 32.75 million shares of worth $583.28 million while later fund manager owns 21.06 million shares of worth $330.21 million as of Jun 29, 2022, which makes it owner of about 2.99% of company’s outstanding stock.

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