LGT Capital Partners LTD. raised its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 24.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 455,790 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 88,900 shares during the period. LGT Capital Partners LTD. owned approximately 0.06% of Host Hotels & Resorts worth $7,097,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Creative Planning increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 5.5% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 6,651 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the last quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 63.4% in the second quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 6,913 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 2,683 shares during the last quarter. First Personal Financial Services increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 17.7% in the second quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 9,404 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 1,411 shares during the last quarter. Capital Analysts LLC increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 134.4% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 9,591 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,093,000 after buying an additional 5,499 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 92.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 9,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 4,600 shares during the last quarter.

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

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) traded down 1.68% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.41. 8,113,237 shares of the company were exchanged. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. has a 12-month low of $12.17 and a 12-month high of $18.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.81 and a beta of 1.28. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $15.68 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.36.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 14.72% and a return on equity of 11.22%. The business had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.29 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.34 EPS. Host Hotels & Resorts’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. will post $1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have commented on HST. Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Canaccord Genuity set a $18.00 price target on Host Hotels & Resorts and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $18.00 price target on Host Hotels & Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets downgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $19.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.07.

Host Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., in which the Company holds approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units).

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