AT Bancorp decreased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 54.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 24,111 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 29,186 shares during the period. AT Bancorp’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $440,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HST. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 2,288.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 73,468,578 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,370,925,000 after buying an additional 70,393,061 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 193.4% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 5,453,923 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $101,805,000 after buying an additional 3,595,166 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 2.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 130,271,850 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,430,872,000 after buying an additional 2,703,678 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 10.8% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 22,053,711 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $411,522,000 after buying an additional 2,149,679 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new position in Host Hotels & Resorts during the first quarter worth about $36,899,000.

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) opened at 18.74 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $13.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.19 and a beta of 1.33. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.69 and a 12 month high of $20.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.31.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 8.47%. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.49 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. will post $0.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. Host Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 100.00%.

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A number of research analysts recently issued reports on HST shares. BidaskClub upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Boenning Scattergood restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $16.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Monday, April 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Host Hotels & Resorts presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.44.

In other Host Hotels & Resorts news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 3,069 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $58,341.69. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,035 shares in the company, valued at $818,095.35. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Walter C. Rakowich sold 2,828 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.59, for a total transaction of $49,744.52. Following the sale, the director now owns 23,584 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $414,842.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Host Hotels & 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.

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

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