Green Street Investors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 6.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 476,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,600 shares during the period. Host Hotels and Resorts comprises about 5.2% of Green Street Investors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest holding. Green Street Investors LLC’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $9,449,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 12.1% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 19,409,238 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $358,876,000 after purchasing an additional 2,094,813 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 1.8% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 10,641,831 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $196,767,000 after purchasing an additional 191,580 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 5.3% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,237,669 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,668,000 after purchasing an additional 362,582 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 6.1% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 7,105,996 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $131,413,000 after purchasing an additional 410,063 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 8.8% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,878,263 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $108,690,000 after purchasing an additional 473,713 shares during the last quarter.

In related news, EVP Elizabeth A. Abdoo sold 60,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.45, for a total value of $1,227,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 168,905 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,454,107.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) traded up $0.09 on Tuesday, hitting $20.81. 3,988,600 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,432,307. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,334.63, a P/E ratio of 26.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.29. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a 52 week low of $17.26 and a 52 week high of $20.96. The company has a current ratio of 3.62, a quick ratio of 3.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 business had revenue of $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. Host Hotels and Resorts had a net margin of 11.11% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.37 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Host Hotels and Resorts Inc will post 1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. Host Hotels and Resorts’s payout ratio is currently 100.00%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on HST shares. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $22.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, January 8th. Robert W. Baird set a $21.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $18.00 to $21.00 in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, BTIG Research raised shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, December 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Host Hotels and Resorts has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.46.

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Host Hotels and Resorts 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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