Kissinger Financial Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 2.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 42,090 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,160 shares during the period. Kissinger Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $786,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 1,974.7% in the third quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 555,286 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,646,000 after buying an additional 528,522 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 7.4% in the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 180,493 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,810,000 after buying an additional 12,481 shares during the last quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 60.6% in the fourth quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 63,507 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,196,000 after buying an additional 23,962 shares during the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 103,177.8% in the third quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 698,158 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,870,000 after buying an additional 697,482 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Credit Suisse AG boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 12.6% in the third quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 3,289,338 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $51,215,000 after buying an additional 369,027 shares during the last quarter.

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

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) traded down 0.05% on Tuesday, hitting $18.46. 3,300,547 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.26 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.62. The firm has a market cap of $13.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.10 and a beta of 1.30. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a one year low of $14.30 and a one year high of $20.21.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.03. Host Hotels and Resorts had a net margin of 14.72% and a return on equity of 11.22%. The business had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Host Hotels and Resorts Inc will post $0.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 31st were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 29th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.33%. Host Hotels and Resorts’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 74.77%.

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HST has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group Inc cut shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 21st. Barclays PLC set a $19.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. Finally, Evercore ISI cut shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.02.

In other news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 15,254 shares of Host Hotels and Resorts stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.25, for a total transaction of $278,385.50. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,358 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,119,783.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Nathan S. Tyrrell sold 31,147 shares of Host Hotels and Resorts stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.01, for a total transaction of $560,957.47. Following the sale, the insider now owns 93,231 shares in the company, valued at $1,679,090.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 221,164 shares of company stock worth $4,051,776. 1.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Host Hotels and Resorts Company Profile

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owned properties and conducted operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.

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