Investors sold shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) on strength during trading on Friday. $14.12 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $28.65 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $14.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Host Hotels & Resorts had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Host Hotels & Resorts traded up $0.27 for the day and closed at $16.98

HST has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Evercore ISI upped their price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts to $17.00 in a research report on Monday, March 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $16.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Wednesday. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. Finally, Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.97.

The firm has a market capitalization of $12.69 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.98. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $16.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.49.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 29th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. The business earned $1.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.35 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.35 EPS. Host Hotels & Resorts’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. will post $1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.71%.

Other large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Everett Harris & Co. CA purchased a new stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the fourth quarter worth $1,160,000. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 63.9% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 75,929 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,165,000 after buying an additional 29,615 shares during the last quarter. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the fourth quarter worth $1,424,000. South Dakota Investment Council boosted its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 26.2% in the fourth quarter. South Dakota Investment Council now owns 110,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,701,000 after buying an additional 23,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Eaton Vance Management boosted its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 13.7% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 140,811 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,160,000 after buying an additional 17,000 shares during the last quarter.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., in which the Company holds approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units).

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