Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: HST): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

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HST belongs to the Real Estate sector of the NASDAQ while operating in the REIT – Hotel & Motel industry. The current market capitalization of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc is $12.37B. A total of 3.49 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 5.95M 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.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.78, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.45%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.25. HST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/28/2024 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/15/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 3/27/2024. The HST stock dividend was $0.20 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HST has a high of $21.31 and a low of $14.74.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using 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 is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. 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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