Media headlines about Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5033785195384 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Tuesday. 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 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating 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, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Host Hotels & Resorts has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.77.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) opened at 19.40 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $14.36 billion, a PE ratio of 24.01 and a beta of 1.33. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $18.32 and its 200-day moving average is $18.30. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 52 week low of $14.69 and a 52 week high of $20.21.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.12%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. Host Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is presently 100.00%.

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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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