Green Street Investors LLC raised its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 6.8% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 478,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 30,600 shares during the period. Host Hotels and Resorts makes up about 4.9% of Green Street Investors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. Green Street Investors LLC’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $8,270,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HST. Manchester Financial Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the second quarter worth $27,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the second quarter worth $34,000. Doyle Wealth Management purchased a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the second quarter worth $37,000. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 119.4% during the second quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 2,297 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $42,000 after buying an additional 1,250 shares during the period. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 828.6% during 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 buying an additional 2,287 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.22% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank decreased their target price on Host Hotels and Resorts from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 24th. Barclays set a $21.00 target price on Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 12th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $20.00 target price on Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on 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, BTIG Research lowered Host Hotels and Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 15th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Host Hotels and Resorts presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.85.

NYSE:HST traded up $0.22 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $17.17. The company had a trading volume of 8,280,947 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,872,809. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.70, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.11. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $16.80 and its 200-day simple moving average is $17.59. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a 12-month low of $15.51 and a 12-month high of $20.34. The company has a current ratio of 5.12, a quick ratio of 5.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 15th. Investors of record on Monday, September 30th were issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 27th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.66%. Host Hotels and Resorts’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.20%.

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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