Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. decreased its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 3.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 625,605 shares of the company’s stock after selling 24,518 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.08% of Host Hotels & Resorts worth $9,740,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in HST. Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.8% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 203,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,406,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 1.5% in the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 50,707 shares of the company’s stock worth $845,000 after buying an additional 731 shares during the period. Park National Corp OH raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.7% in the second quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 10,298 shares of the company’s stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 68 shares during the period. British Columbia Investment Management Corp raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 44.9% in the second quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp now owns 500,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,119,000 after buying an additional 155,174 shares during the period. Finally, DNB Asset Management AS raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 1.6% in the second quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 138,696 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,248,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the period.

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

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) traded up 0.30% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $16.94. The stock had a trading volume of 2,057,025 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $15.86 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.39. The firm has a market cap of $12.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.00 and a beta of 1.28. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. has a 12 month low of $12.17 and a 12 month high of $18.56.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. Host Hotels & Resorts had a return on equity of 11.22% and a net margin of 14.72%. The company earned $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.34 EPS. Host Hotels & Resorts’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. will post $1.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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HST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $19.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Monday, August 1st. RBC Capital Markets lowered shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $19.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Host Hotels & Resorts currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price 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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