Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $20.50 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective points to a potential upside of 4.43% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $18.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.13.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) traded up $0.17 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $19.63. 5,001,327 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,927,536. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 3.47 and a current ratio of 3.62. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 1-year low of $14.69 and a 1-year high of $20.21. The firm has a market cap of $14,527.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.75, a PEG ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 1.29.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.33. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.11% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The business had revenue of $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. Host Hotels & Resorts’s quarterly revenue was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Host Hotels & Resorts will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 131,114,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,395,467,000 after purchasing an additional 842,905 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 76,176,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,391,737,000 after purchasing an additional 2,707,618 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 35,900,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $655,906,000 after purchasing an additional 280,260 shares during the period. PGGM Investments increased its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 12,701,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $232,047,000 after purchasing an additional 301,000 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 12,678,085 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $231,628,000 after purchasing an additional 309,518 shares during the period.

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.

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