Press coverage about Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Host Hotels & Resorts earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8872674057292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

HST has been the topic of a number of research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Host Hotels & Resorts currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.44.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) opened at 17.43 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $18.27 and a 200-day moving average of $18.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.57 and a beta of 1.33. Host Hotels & Resorts has a one year low of $14.69 and a one year high of $20.21.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Host Hotels & Resorts will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 3,069 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $58,341.69. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,035 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $818,095.35. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

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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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