Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Boenning Scattergood in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Boenning Scattergood’s target price indicates a potential upside of 1.88% from the stock’s current price. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for Host Hotels & Resorts’ Q4 2017 earnings at $0.39 EPS and Q3 2018 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub lowered Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Host Hotels & Resorts has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.13.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST) traded up $0.17 on Friday, reaching $19.63. The company had a trading volume of 5,000,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,927,536. The company has a market cap of $14,527.93, a P/E ratio of 11.75, a P/E/G ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 3.47 and a current ratio of 3.62. 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 issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33. The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion during 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 was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. equities analysts predict that Host Hotels & Resorts will post 1.66 EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HST. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 96.6% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 9,642,232 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $176,164,000 after buying an additional 4,738,572 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 76,176,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,391,737,000 after buying an additional 2,707,618 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management lifted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 90.5% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 2,851,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $52,095,000 after buying an additional 1,354,500 shares during the period. Resolution Capital Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in the third quarter valued at $24,072,000. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 22.8% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 6,695,933 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $122,358,000 after purchasing an additional 1,242,010 shares during 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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