Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $19.95.

Several analysts have issued reports on HST shares. Deutsche Bank AG raised Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $18.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Monday, November 6th.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST) opened at $19.78 on Thursday. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 12 month low of $16.50 and a 12 month high of $20.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,579.74, a PE ratio of 11.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 3.62, a current ratio of 3.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33. Host Hotels & Resorts had a return on equity of 8.44% and a net margin of 11.11%. The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.37 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.6% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 131,114,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,395,467,000 after purchasing an additional 842,905 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 3.7% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 76,176,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,391,737,000 after purchasing an additional 2,707,618 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 0.8% during the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 35,900,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $655,906,000 after purchasing an additional 280,260 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 12.1% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 19,409,238 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $358,876,000 after purchasing an additional 2,094,813 shares during the period. Finally, PGGM Investments grew its holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts by 2.4% during the second quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 12,701,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $232,047,000 after purchasing an additional 301,000 shares during the period.

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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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