First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 0.0% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,695,312 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 286 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $30,973,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 1,727.0% in the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,727 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $204,000 after buying an additional 3,523 shares during the last quarter. Muzinich & Co. Inc. bought a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts during the first quarter worth $127,000. Creative Planning boosted its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 1.8% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,854 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $147,000 after buying an additional 136 shares during the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 34.7% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 9,931 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $185,000 after buying an additional 2,556 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts during the first quarter worth $194,000.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE HST) opened at 18.00 on Tuesday. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a 1-year low of $14.69 and a 1-year high of $20.21. The company has a market cap of $13.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.28 and a beta of 1.33. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $18.37 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.30.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 for the quarter was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.49 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. will post $0.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.44%. Host Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is currently 100.00%.

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A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub cut Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research cut Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Host Hotels & Resorts presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.44.

In other Host Hotels & Resorts news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 3,069 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $58,341.69. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 43,035 shares in the company, valued at $818,095.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

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.

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

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