Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued on Friday. They currently have a $20.50 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank AG raised Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $18.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.13.

The stock has a market capitalization of $14.40 billion, a PE ratio of 11.65 and a beta of 1.29.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.33. The company had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a return on equity of 8.44% and a net margin of 11.11%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. analysts anticipate that Host Hotels & Resorts will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts in the 2nd quarter valued at about $100,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts in the 3rd quarter valued at about $177,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts in the 2nd quarter valued at about $190,000. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. purchased a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts in the 3rd quarter valued at about $194,000. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts in the 2nd quarter valued at about $196,000.

Host Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)

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