| Host Hotels & Resorts operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, with its operations conducted solely through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. Co. has hotels located in the U.S. (various hotels are located in Brazil and Canada). In addition, Co. owns non-controlling interests in various domestic and international joint ventures that primarily own hotels. Co. also owns non-controlling interests in a timeshare joint venture in Hawaii and in a joint venture that owns an asset management business. |
When researching a stock like Host Hotels and Resorts, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from HST Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for HST stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the HST 200 day moving average ("HST 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the HST 50 day moving average ("HST 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Host Hotels and Resorts. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the HST 200 DMA and the HST 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("HST MACD"). The HST MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).