Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research note issued on Thursday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s target price indicates a potential upside of 7.12% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub lowered Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.75.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST) traded up 3.348% on Thursday, reaching $19.295. The company had a trading volume of 6,706,693 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $18.20 and its 200-day moving average is $18.28. The company has a market capitalization of $14.28 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.880 and a beta of 1.33. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 52 week low of $14.69 and a 52 week high of $20.21.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 11.09%. Host Hotels & Resorts’s revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.49 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts will post $0.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Motco grew its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Motco now owns 11,969 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $219,000 after purchasing an additional 71 shares during the period. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust boosted its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust now owns 26,195 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $479,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 13,770 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $252,000 after acquiring an additional 222 shares in the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. boosted its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 14,974 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $274,000 after acquiring an additional 443 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sentry Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 53,698 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $981,000 after acquiring an additional 499 shares in the last quarter.

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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