Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 4.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 157,210 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 7,219 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $2,872,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in HST. Motco increased its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Motco now owns 11,969 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $219,000 after buying an additional 71 shares during the period. Cleararc Capital Inc. raised its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 18,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $337,000 after buying an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 13,770 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $252,000 after acquiring an additional 222 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 14,974 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $274,000 after acquiring an additional 443 shares during the period. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 45,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $839,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of 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 for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, September 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.33.

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

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

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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