Moody National Bank Trust Division maintained its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 52,042 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Moody National Bank Trust Division’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $971,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Whalerock Point Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts during the third quarter valued at $435,000. WFG Advisors LP purchased a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts during the fourth quarter valued at $205,000. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. purchased a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts during the fourth quarter valued at $132,000. Creative Planning boosted its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 16.9% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,775 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 1,124 shares during the period. Finally, Heitman Real Estate Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts during the fourth quarter valued at $183,000.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST)

Shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) traded up 0.26% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $19.05. The company had a trading volume of 10,641,585 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.08 billion, a PE ratio of 18.68 and a beta of 1.30. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a 12-month low of $14.30 and a 12-month high of $20.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.30 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.65.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.03. Host Hotels and Resorts had a return on equity of 11.22% and a net margin of 14.72%. The company had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Host Hotels and Resorts Inc will post $0.67 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 17th. Investors of record on Friday, March 31st were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 29th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.20%. Host Hotels and Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is presently 74.77%.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Boenning Scattergood restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc upgraded Host Hotels and Resorts from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $16.00 to $17.00 in a report on Monday, April 10th. JMP Securities restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a report on Friday, April 7th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target (up from $17.00) on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a report on Friday, December 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Host Hotels and Resorts from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Host Hotels and Resorts currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.02.

In related news, insider Nathan S. Tyrrell sold 31,147 shares of Host Hotels and Resorts stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.01, for a total transaction of $560,957.47. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 93,231 shares in the company, valued at $1,679,090.31. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 15,254 shares of Host Hotels and Resorts stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.25, for a total value of $278,385.50. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 61,358 shares in the company, valued at $1,119,783.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 221,164 shares of company stock worth $4,051,776 over the last 90 days. 1.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Host Hotels and 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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