Today, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: HST) Takes Center Stage

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The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the REIT – Hotel & Motel industry segment. The current market capitalization of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc is $12.56B. A total of 8.27 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 5.70M shares.

In the most recent transaction, RAKOWICH WALTER C sold 3,896 shares of HST for 18.64 per share on May 16 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 64,457 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 21 ’24, RISOLEO JAMES F sold 28,136 shares at 21.04 per share. HST shares that President and CEO owns now total 2,225,577.

Among the insiders who sold shares, RISOLEO JAMES F disposed of 150,000 shares on Mar 20 ’24 at a per-share price of $20.78. This resulted in the President and CEO holding 2,225,577 shares of HST after the transaction. In another insider transaction, OTTINGER JOSEPH sold 7,461 shares at $20.76 per share on Mar 08 ’24. Company shares held by the SVP & Corp. Controller now total 28,500.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.73, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.10%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.52. HST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/27/2024 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/16/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 12/28/2023. The HST stock dividend was $0.45 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HST has a high of $21.31 and a low of $14.74.

As of this writing, HST has an earnings estimate of $0.34 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8.0 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.52 per share and a lower estimate of $0.27. The company reported an EPS of $0.29 in the last quarter

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. HST’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $807.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $5.46B in debt and $803.00M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $9.55, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.57B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HST is Buy with a score of 4.28.

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