Can Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) grow after Earnings?


On February 17, 2016, it announced earnings per share at $0.39 versus the consensus estimate of $0.35 per share (positive surprise of 11.43%). (NYSE:HST) share price Fell -0.21% to reach $18.58 during the last trading session. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The Company has a portfolio of hotels and resorts. (NYSE:HST) is trading up 35.48% versus 12-month low of 13.74 and stands -4.41% lower from its 1-year peak of $19.48. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 7,817 shares of the company's stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 2,932 shares during the period.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) posted earnings of $0.14/Share in the previous quarter, as compared to earnings of $0.13/share estimated by analysts.

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Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.19. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts, 1.28 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 1.35 Billion. The stock is 1% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and 1.98% above its 20-day simple moving average.

In related news, CEO W Edward Walter sold 134,854 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 19th. Although shares have Host hotels have outperformed the Zacks categorized REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry over the past three months, of late its estimates for fourth quarter 2016 have remained unchanged. (NYSE:HST) could bring EPS of $0.13/share. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $0.34 earnings per share. Wall Street had anticipated $1.47B and $0.49, respectively. Investors of record on Thursday, January 19th will be given a $2.79 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 4.21%. Traditionally, and according to Wilder, RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30.

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Analyst forecasts were $0.01 away from the firm's actual EPS of $0.37. Host Hotels & Resorts has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.52. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. stock trades in the range of $18.26 to $18.72 before the earnings release. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 6.13 million shares. The company's P/E is 17.41 and Forward P/E ratio is 26.95. Analyst Recommendation is an outlook of a stock-market analyst on a stock. Taking notice in average true range, it was 0.79. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

If we glance over stock price target, the analysts were fairly in stock's favor assigning high price target of 49 and average price target of 42.39. After this sale, 109,185 common shares of HST are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $2,028,657. The firm has floated short ration of 11.20%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator; Short Ratio was 7.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.90% of the company's stock. The legal version of this report can be accessed at The Company operates through hotel ownership segment.

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