Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO): Have The Bears Finally Won?

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Today After Market Close (Confirmed). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.34 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.30 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 13.90%, a profit margin of 16.80% and a gross margin of 63.40%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO). Most recently, on December 18th, 2018, Barclays Downgrade a Equal Weight rating. Before that, on May 31st, 2018, Jefferies Initiated to Hold. Boenning & Scattergood Upgrade a Outperform rating on February 21st, 2018, Raymond James Downgrade an Mkt Perform rating on January 8th, 2018, and Wells Fargo Downgrade a Market Perform rating on December 19th, 2017.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 231.59M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 3.24B. In the last trading day, 4,622,630 shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 2.26M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$0.45 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -3.11% and a moving average of 14.29. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $0.04 (which is +0.29%) and the stock’s moving average was 14.15. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of SHO changed by -$1.52 (which is -9.79%) and demonstrated a moving average of 14.04.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 35.25%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 58.86% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 59.09%. Using a similar metric, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 60.97% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 75.10% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 75.17%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -0.12 over the past 9 days, -0.03 over the past two weeks, and 0.03 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $14.00 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $17.60 and a low of $12.70. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 32,391,874 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 228,569 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 14.19% stake in Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) experienced a high price of $14.29 and low point of $13.96. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 14 per share, following a gain of $0.03, or -1.48% during the full day.