Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $19.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would indicate a potential downside of 2.06% from the company’s current price.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised 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 research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.77.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST) opened at 19.40 on Tuesday. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 12-month low of $14.69 and a 12-month high of $20.21. The stock has a market cap of $14.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.66 and a beta of 1.33. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $18.32 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.30.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 8.47%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Host Hotels & Resorts will post $0.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Fulton Bank N.A. grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 24.2% in the third quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 27,904 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $516,000 after purchasing an additional 5,440 shares during the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 19.7% in the third quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 17,018 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $315,000 after purchasing an additional 2,803 shares during the last quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts in the second quarter worth $15,824,000. Sentry Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.9% in the second quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 53,698 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $981,000 after purchasing an additional 499 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 25.6% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 250,589 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,578,000 after purchasing an additional 51,091 shares during the last quarter.

About Host Hotels & Resorts

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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