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Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) Stock: Bulls Should Watch This

The trading price of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:PK) closed higher on Tuesday, May 23, closing at $13.23, 0.46% higher than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $13.04 and $13.35. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 11.87. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $19.25 and a 52-week low of $10.70. Over the past month, the stock has gained 10.34% in value.

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Park Hotels & Resorts Inc., whose market valuation is $2.88 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Aug 01, 2023 – Aug 07, 2023. The dividend yield on the company stock is 4.54%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.60. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.33 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $0.79 for 2023 and $0.82 for 2024. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 11.30% this year and 3.80% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $715.2 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $670 million and highs of $799 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 2.90% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2023 is $2.7 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 8.00% over what it did in 2023.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. 1 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest PK has a 75% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned PK a recommendation rating is 16. Out of them, 10 rate it a Hold, while 5 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK) as Underweight, while 1 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Hold, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

A quick review shows that PK’s price is currently 3.22% off the SMA20 and 7.82% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 58.29, and weekly volatility stands at 3.29%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 3.44%. Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:PK)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.96, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.42.

To see how Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: PK stock’s performance was 0.46% in the latest trading, and -19.24% in the past year, while Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) has traded -1.75% on the day and positioned -8.46% lower than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (RHP) saw its stock close -0.25% lower in the most recent trading session but was up 10.58% in a year. Furthermore, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) showed a decrease of -0.60% on the day while its price kept declining at -3.43% over the past year. Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. has a P/E ratio of 11.87, compared to Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s 14.91 and Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc.’s 24.44. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -1.12%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.69% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:PK) indicates that the 3-month average is 3.58 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 3.97 million.

Currently, records show that 220.00 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.20% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 92.70%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 15.72 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 5.72 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 7.29% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 18.46 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 12.21% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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