Eaton Vance Management lessened its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 106,348 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 413 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $1,943,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Kissinger Financial Services LLC grew its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 5.9% during the 2nd 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 last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.0% during the 2nd 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 during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 63.4% during the 2nd 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 during the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. grew its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 508.3% during the 2nd quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 120,031 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,193,000 after purchasing an additional 100,300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.1% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,923,168 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $110,527,000 after purchasing an additional 175,838 shares during the last quarter.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) opened at 18.34 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.57 billion, a PE ratio of 22.70 and a beta of 1.33. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a 1-year low of $14.69 and a 1-year high of $20.21. The company has a 50 day moving average of $18.06 and a 200 day moving average of $18.25.

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 for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. Host Hotels & Resorts had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 11.09%. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.49 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. will post $0.78 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.36%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Host Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is presently 100.00%.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Boenning Scattergood raised shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.33.

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About Host Hotels & 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.

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

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