Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 38.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,555 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,531 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $95,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Host Hotels and Resorts during the second quarter worth $34,000. Doyle Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in the second quarter worth $37,000. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. lifted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 119.4% in the second quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 2,297 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $42,000 after acquiring an additional 1,250 shares in the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA lifted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 828.6% in the second quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 2,563 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $47,000 after acquiring an additional 2,287 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rational Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 67.2% in the third quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 2,940 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $51,000 after acquiring an additional 1,182 shares in the last quarter. 97.92% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on Host Hotels and Resorts in a research report on Wednesday, October 16th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. BTIG Research lowered shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 15th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 6th. Finally, Barclays set a $21.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.65.

HST stock opened at $17.50 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a quick ratio of 7.70, a current ratio of 7.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a 52-week low of $15.51 and a 52-week high of $20.34. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $16.93 and its 200-day simple moving average is $17.36.

About Host Hotels and Resorts

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc is an S&P 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 88 properties in the United States and five properties internationally totaling approximately 52,000 rooms.

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