Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) fell 2.1% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $17.29 and last traded at $17.58, with a volume of 8,630,870 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $17.96.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on HST. Evercore ISI cut Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Host Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $16.00 to $15.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Sunday, June 26th. Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Saturday, April 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.97.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.44 and its 200 day moving average is $15.61. The company has a market cap of $13.15 billion and a PE ratio of 20.71.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last issued its earnings results on Friday, April 29th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.35 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.35 earnings per share. Host Hotels & Resorts’s revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. will post $1.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.55%.

Other hedge funds have modified their holdings of the company. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 39,788,030 shares of the company’s stock valued at $610,348,000 after buying an additional 2,485,535 shares during the period. I.G. Investment Management LTD. raised 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 valued at $1,165,000 after buying an additional 29,615 shares during the period. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 16.3% in the fourth quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 174,864 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,073,000 after buying an additional 24,518 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management raised 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 valued at $2,160,000 after buying an additional 17,000 shares during the period. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 23.4% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 373,331 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,727,000 after buying an additional 70,800 shares during the period.

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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