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Host Hotels reports Q2 EPS 28c, consensus 26c
Reports Q2 revenue $1.52B, consensus $1.48B.
Goldman downgrades Host, Park to Sell on unfavorable risk/rewards
Following his firm's Lodging, Gaming, Restaurants & Leisure conference, Goldman Sachs analyst Stephen Grambling downgrades both Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) and Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) to Sell from Neutral. The recent multiple expansion in the stocks, related primarily to industry consolidation, leaves unfavorable risk/reward profiles, Grambling tells investors in a research note. The analyst does not see either company's RevPAR or EBITDA growth accelerating back to mid-cycle levels given near-peak occupancy, ongoing urban supply growth, and wage inflation. His $20 price target on Host represents 6% total return downside over the next 12 months while his $29 price target on Park represents 1% total downside. Grambling also reiterates Buy ratings on Marriott (MAR), Hilton (HLT) and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (WH), where he sees total return potential of 20%, 20% and 32%, respectively.
Host Hotels downgraded to In Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI
On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. SemGroup (SEMG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Michael Blum saying he believes its growth trajectory is mostly reflected in valuation. 2. Host Hotels (HST) and Park Hotels (PK) were downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs, Host Hotels was also downgraded to In Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI. 3. NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust with analyst William Stein saying the current stock price is above fair value and demands "an explicit view" that the Qualcomm (QCOM) bid will receive approval from China regulators. 4. Nektar (NKTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at H.C. Wainwright with analyst Debjit Chattopadhyay saying an updated cut of NKTR-214 data presented at an investor conference on June 06, does not assuage fears on the outlook of NKTR-214 in the post ECHO-301, immuno-oncology combination therapy landscape. 5. DDR Corp. (DDR) downgraded to Underperform from In Line at Evercore ISI. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage,
Nomura raises price targets in Lodging, sees most upside in Hilton
Nomura Instinet analyst Harry Curtis raised his Lodging sector price targets after rolling forward his estimates to 2019 EBITDA. The analyst sees the most upside in his Buy-rated stocks: Hilton (HLT), Marriott (MAR), Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), Extended Stay America (STAY) and Playa Hotels & Resorts (PLYA). He raised his price target for Neutral-rated Choice Hotels (CHH) to $88 from $85, Neutral-rated Hyatt (H) to $85 from $76, Hilton Grand Vacations to $52 from $50, Hilton to $105 from $99, Neutral-rated Host Hotels (HST) to $23 from $22 and Marriott to $165 from $159.
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