Stifel Financial Corp lessened its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 16.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 712,806 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 141,737 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned about 0.10% of Host Hotels & Resorts worth $13,034,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Kissinger Financial Services LLC raised its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 5.9% in the second quarter. Kissinger Financial Services LLC now owns 44,580 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $814,000 after purchasing an additional 2,490 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.0% during the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,701,069 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $49,349,000 after purchasing an additional 79,500 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 63.4% during the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 933,057 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $17,047,000 after purchasing an additional 362,000 shares in the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. grew its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 508.3% in the 2nd quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 120,031 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,193,000 after buying an additional 100,300 shares during the period. Finally, GAM Holding AG grew its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 88,032 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,608,000 after buying an additional 676 shares during the period.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE HST) opened at 18.49 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $13.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.88 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a 50-day moving average of $18.06 and a 200-day moving average of $18.25. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. 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, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 8.47%. The business’s revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.49 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. will post $0.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.33%. Host Hotels & Resorts’s payout ratio is 100.00%.

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HST has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, September 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Host Hotels & Resorts has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.33.

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.

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

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