Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America lifted its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 9.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 745,203 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 63,521 shares during the quarter. Host Hotels and Resorts makes up 1.6% of Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest holding. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $13,577,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in HST. Manchester Financial Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $27,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts in the second quarter valued at approximately $34,000. First Quadrant L P CA grew its position in 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 worth $47,000 after acquiring an additional 2,287 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts in the first quarter worth approximately $54,000. Finally, Employers Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the 2nd quarter worth $58,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.89% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on HST. BTIG Research downgraded shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 15th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a report on Thursday, August 8th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 9th. Capital One Financial initiated coverage on Host Hotels and Resorts in a report on Tuesday, June 25th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Barclays set a $21.00 price target on Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.20.

Shares of NYSE HST remained flat at $$17.43 during trading hours on Wednesday. 4,998,626 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,946,309. The company has a quick ratio of 5.12, a current ratio of 5.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. The business’s 50 day moving average is $16.56 and its 200 day moving average is $18.29. The stock has a market cap of $12.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.14. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a fifty-two week low of $15.51 and a fifty-two week high of $21.62.

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

Host Hotels and Resorts Profile

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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