News headlines about Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Host Hotels & Resorts earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2152450930622 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) opened at 18.21 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $18.07 and its 200 day moving average is $18.24. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 52 week low of $14.69 and a 52 week high of $20.21. The stock has a market cap of $13.48 billion, a PE ratio of 22.54 and a beta of 1.33.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 8.47%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.49 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday. Boenning Scattergood raised shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub cut shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.33.

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In other Host Hotels & Resorts news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 3,069 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $58,341.69. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 43,035 shares in the company, valued at $818,095.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

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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