Home Dividends High Dividend Yield Latest Valuation: Host Hotels And Resorts (NYSE: HST)

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


Host Hotels And Resorts is part of the real estate sector and trades as part of the REITs industry. 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 0.63% with an open at 19.28 and a close of 19.26. It reached an intraday high of 19.44 and a low of 19.14.

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The stock has a market cap of $14.3b with 740.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 737.6m shares. Trading volume reached 4,134,091 shares compared to its average volume of 6,382,760 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 1.53% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.21%. Over three months, it changed -1.69%. In one year it has changed -7.02% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.47 and its 52-week low was 15.94. HST stock is 20.83% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 18.87 and a 50 day moving average of 19.11. Currently HST stock is trading 2.05% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.46 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.19. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.45. The TTM EPS is 1.77, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.88. Historically, the PE high was 57.00 and the PE low was 10.88. HST stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 0.25
4thQtr of 2018 0.41
3rdQtr of 2018 0.43
2ndQtr of 2018 0.28
1stQtr of 2018 0.34

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 4.15%. Also, the payout ratio is 45.20%, 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 27.63, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 30.29%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 33,658,079, which was 4.54% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.31. 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 1.16.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.96%, return on assets is 8.28%, profit margin is 20.47%, price-to-sales is 2.68 and price-to-book is 1.90.

Company Scores:

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

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