BB&T Securities LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 31.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 74,952 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 33,915 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $1,385,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Eqis Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts by 19.7% during the 3rd quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 17,018 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $315,000 after acquiring an additional 2,803 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 3.0% during the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,701,069 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $49,349,000 after purchasing an additional 79,500 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 165.4% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 561,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,249,000 after purchasing an additional 349,602 shares in the last quarter. Evanston Investments Inc. dba Evanston Advisors boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 3.7% during the second quarter. Evanston Investments Inc. dba Evanston Advisors now owns 425,105 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,767,000 after purchasing an additional 15,247 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the second quarter worth $9,243,000.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on HST shares. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $18.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company raised shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Host Hotels and Resorts presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.19.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) traded down $0.12 during trading on Thursday, hitting $19.61. 6,597,400 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,257,222. The firm has a market cap of $14,601.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.81, a PEG ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.28. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a one year low of $17.26 and a one year high of $20.23. 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 and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.33. The company had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.27 billion. Host Hotels and Resorts had a net margin of 11.11% and a return on equity of 8.44%. Host Hotels and Resorts’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Host Hotels and Resorts Inc will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Host Hotels and Resorts 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST)

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