Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.19.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on HST shares. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST) opened at 18.15 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $18.24. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 12 month low of $14.69 and a 12 month high of $20.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.46 and a beta of 1.33.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 8.47%. Host Hotels & Resorts’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.49 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Host Hotels & Resorts will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Host Hotels & Resorts news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 3,069 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $58,341.69. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 43,035 shares in the company, valued at approximately $818,095.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 1,727.0% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,727 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $204,000 after purchasing an additional 3,523 shares in the last quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $100,000. Muzinich & Co. Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the 1st quarter worth approximately $127,000. Global X Management Co. LLC grew its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 34.7% during the 1st quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 9,931 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $185,000 after purchasing an additional 2,556 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $190,000.

About Host Hotels & Resorts

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owned properties and conducted operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.

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