Investors purchased shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) on weakness during trading on Friday. $41.53 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $13.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $27.68 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Host Hotels & Resorts had the 28th highest net in-flow for the day. Host Hotels & Resorts traded down ($0.01) for the day and closed at $19.99

Several research firms have issued reports on HST. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Monday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.50.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 3.62 and a current ratio of 3.62. The company has a market cap of $14,794.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.97, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 1.29.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.11% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The company had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. will post 1.66 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. Host Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is currently 100.00%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HST. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 96.6% during the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 9,642,232 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $176,164,000 after purchasing an additional 4,738,572 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in 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 valued at $1,391,737,000 after buying an additional 2,707,618 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 12.1% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 19,409,238 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $358,876,000 after buying an additional 2,094,813 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 90.5% during the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 2,851,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $52,095,000 after buying an additional 1,354,500 shares during the period. Finally, Resolution Capital Ltd purchased a new stake in Host Hotels & Resorts during the 3rd quarter valued at $24,072,000.

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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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