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Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eleven ratings firms that are covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.67.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SHO. Analysts at ISI Group initiated coverage on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $14.50 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $15.00. Finally, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 1st.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) traded up 0.24% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $14.505. The stock had a trading volume of 239,909 shares. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a one year low of $11.86 and a one year high of $15.39. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.70 and a 200-day moving average of $14.09. The company has a market cap of $2.980 billion and a P/E ratio of 56.09.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) last released its earnings data on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.39. The company had revenue of $300.85 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $285.39 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 28.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Sunstone Hotel Investors will post $1.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 26th.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc, is a real estate investment trust (NYSE:SHO).

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