Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 11.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,920 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,208 shares during the quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $399,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in HST. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 3,267.9% during the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 5,406,381 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $98,505,000 after acquiring an additional 5,245,854 shares during the period. Centersquare Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 196.9% during the first quarter. Centersquare Investment Management LLC now owns 4,361,473 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $82,432,000 after acquiring an additional 2,892,569 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. raised its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 147.0% during the first quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. now owns 2,206,034 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $41,694,000 after acquiring an additional 1,313,050 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts during the first quarter worth about $20,593,000. Finally, Resolution Capital Ltd raised its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 97.5% during the second quarter. Resolution Capital Ltd now owns 2,136,328 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $38,924,000 after acquiring an additional 1,054,500 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.81% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:HST traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $15.74. The stock had a trading volume of 40,880 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,669,550. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $17.64. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a 1-year low of $15.78 and a 1-year high of $21.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 5.12 and a quick ratio of 5.11.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.54 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.50 billion. Host Hotels and Resorts had a net margin of 19.83% and a return on equity of 14.65%. The company’s revenue was down 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.28 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Host Hotels and Resorts Inc will post 1.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on HST shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 9th. BTIG Research lowered shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley set a $18.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.72.

In other news, Director Walter C. Rakowich sold 2,895 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.17, for a total value of $55,497.15. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 44,982 shares in the company, valued at $862,304.94. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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

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