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Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) is set to issue its Q214 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.43 per share and revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter. Host Hotels and Resorts has set its FY14 guidance at $1.41-1.46 EPS.Persons that wish to register for the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.28 earnings per share. Host Hotels and Resorts’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Host Hotels and Resorts to post $1.46 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1.63 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) opened at 22.75 on Wednesday. Host Hotels and Resorts has a 1-year low of $16.40 and a 1-year high of $23.25. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $22.45 and a 200-day moving average of $20.85. The company has a market cap of $17.220 billion and a P/E ratio of 39.20. Host Hotels and Resorts also was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 35,368,756 shares, a decline of 13.9% from the June 30th total of 41,070,891 shares. Approximately 4.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 5,476,079 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.5 days.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Susquehanna raised their price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from $24.00 to $26.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Robert W. Baird raised their price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from $22.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. Finally, analysts at ISI Group initiated coverage on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Host Hotels and Resorts has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.78.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (NYSE:HST), incorporated on September 28, 1998 operates as a self-managed and self-administered REIT.

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