Barclays PLC set a $19.00 price objective on Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a neutral rating to a sell rating and lifted their price target for the company from $15.00 to $16.00 in a report on Thursday, January 19th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a hold rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Argus downgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an equal weight rating and set a $14.00 price target (down previously from $15.00) on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Tuesday, November 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Host Hotels & Resorts presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $17.52.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) opened at 18.58 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $18.35 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.31. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.54 and a beta of 1.30. Host Hotels & Resorts has a one year low of $14.30 and a one year high of $19.51.

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In other Host Hotels & Resorts news, SVP Brian G. Macnamara sold 8,427 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.38, for a total value of $163,315.26. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 45,745 shares in the company, valued at $886,538.10. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Richard E. Marriott sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.44, for a total value of $922,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 5,365,245 shares in the company, valued at approximately $98,935,117.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 724,629 shares of company stock worth $13,725,013 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Whalerock Point Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth approximately $435,000. Creative Planning increased its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 16.9% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,775 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 1,124 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 60.0% in the third quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 7,817 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 2,932 shares during the period. Heitman Real Estate Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the fourth quarter worth approximately $183,000. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth approximately $158,000.

Host Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

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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