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Latest Performance: Host Hotels And Resorts (NYSE: HST)

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Host Hotels And Resorts is in the REITs industry and real estate sector. The company CEO is James F. Risoleo. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc is a lodging real estate investment trust. It owns properties and conducts operations. Its properties include luxury and upper-upscale hotels.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The HST stock showed a previous change of -1.21% with an open at 18.03 and a close of 17.97. It reached an intraday high of 18.16 and a low of 17.83.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $13.3b with 742.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 739.2m shares. Trading volume reached 6,581,099 shares compared to its average volume of 6,894,712 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Host Hotels And Resorts shares returned -1.37% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.31%. Over three months, it changed -2.35%. In one year it has changed -10.28% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.47 and its 52-week low was 15.94. HST stock is 12.74% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 19.45 and a 50 day moving average of 17.63. Currently HST stock is trading -7.63% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.75 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 23.96. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.41. The TTM EPS is 1.76, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.21. Historically, the PE high was 244.60 and the PE low was 10.21. HST stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.37
06-30-2018:  0.54
03-31-2018:  0.43
12-31-2017:  0.42

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 4.45%. Also, the payout ratio is 45.45%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. HST stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has sufficient earnings to cover future dividends, it may be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 21.57, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 16.69%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 151.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 22,643,774, which is 3.05% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.23. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.20

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.23%, return on assets is 7.36%, profit margin is 21.72%, price-to-sales is 3.47 and price-to-book is 1.82.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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