Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has been given a $19.00 price target by Barclays PLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Barclays PLC’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 2.26% from the company’s current price.

Several other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 5th. Nomura lowered shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $19.00 to $16.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Thursday, December 15th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and raised their target price for the company from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 19th. Finally, Argus lowered shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Host Hotels & Resorts has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.52.

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

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) traded down 0.21% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $18.58. 8,981,847 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $18.35 and its 200 day moving average is $17.31. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 12-month low of $14.30 and a 12-month high of $19.51. The company has a market capitalization of $13.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.54 and a beta of 1.30.

The company also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a yield of 4.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 28th. Host Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is presently 74.77%.

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In other Host Hotels & Resorts news, SVP Brian G. Macnamara sold 8,427 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.38, for a total value of $163,315.26. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 45,745 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $886,538.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Richard E. Marriott sold 50,000 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts stock in a transaction on Friday, December 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.44, for a total transaction of $922,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 5,365,245 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $98,935,117.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 724,629 shares of company stock valued at $13,725,013 in the last three months. 1.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HST. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 16.9% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,775 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 1,124 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 60.0% in the third quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 7,817 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 2,932 shares in the last quarter. Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth about $158,000. Crow Point Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth about $174,000. Finally, Motco acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth about $176,000.

Host Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., in which the Company holds approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units).

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