Seeyond grew its holdings in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 27.2% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 50,812 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,876 shares during the quarter. Seeyond’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $926,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Manchester Financial Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the 2nd quarter valued at about $27,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $34,000. First Quadrant L P CA increased its holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts by 828.6% in the 2nd 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 purchased a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts in the 1st quarter worth approximately $54,000. Finally, Employers Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $58,000. 97.89% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Host Hotels and Resorts stock traded up $0.24 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $17.32. The stock had a trading volume of 4,214,341 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,128,833. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $16.55 and its two-hundred day moving average is $18.27. The company has a market capitalization of $12.47 billion, a PE ratio of 9.78, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.14. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a 52-week low of $15.51 and a 52-week high of $21.62. The company has a current ratio of 5.12, a quick ratio of 5.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by ($0.01). Host Hotels and Resorts had a return on equity of 14.65% and a net margin of 19.83%. The firm had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.50 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.28 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Host Hotels and Resorts Inc will post 1.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on HST. 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 target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. Barclays set a $21.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, September 6th. Finally, Capital One Financial began coverage on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a report on Tuesday, June 25th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.20.

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

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