Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc (NYSE:SHO) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.40.

SHO has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sunstone Hotel Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Barclays cut Sunstone Hotel Investors from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $18.00 to $16.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors in a research report on Thursday, February 14th.

Sunstone Hotel Investors stock traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.34. 3,234,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,448,892. The stock has a market cap of $3.26 billion, a PE ratio of 12.29, a P/E/G ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 1.15. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a 1 year low of $12.70 and a 1 year high of $17.60. The company has a current ratio of 3.90, a quick ratio of 3.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 12th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $280.85 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $275.14 million. Sunstone Hotel Investors had a return on equity of 10.02% and a net margin of 21.61%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.28 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Sunstone Hotel Investors will post 1.07 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. Sunstone Hotel Investors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.97%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SHO. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Sunstone Hotel Investors by 6,800.0% in the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $90,000 after buying an additional 6,800 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new stake in Sunstone Hotel Investors in the 4th quarter valued at about $131,000. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in Sunstone Hotel Investors in the 4th quarter valued at about $135,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Sunstone Hotel Investors in the 4th quarter valued at about $142,000. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in Sunstone Hotel Investors in the 3rd quarter valued at about $164,000.

About Sunstone Hotel Investors

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc is a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management and renovation of hotels and resorts. It operates under the following brands: Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt. The company was founded by Robert A. Alter in 1985 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA.

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