Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Stocks in Considerable Figures: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)

Nomura assumed coverage on shares of Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "hold" rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Friday, February 24th.

Price targets show what analysts believes a stock will be worth at the end of a certain time period. They issued a "buy" rating and a $30.00 price objective for the company.

In addition to Goldman Sachs reporting its target price, a total of 18 firms have issued a report on the stock.

Equities research analysts at Boenning Scattergood issued their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Park Hotels & Resorts in a report released on Wednesday.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. They now have a United States dollars 16.75 price target on the stock.

Shares of Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) opened at 18.57 on Monday. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Manhattan Associates, Inc. The stock's market capitalization is 13.64B.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 22nd. Likewise, earning per shares was estimated $0.37 for Quarter Ending Dec-16 but actual was 0.41, that's surprise percentage change calculated as 9.42%. The company had Year Ago Sales of 1.34 Billion. Host Hotels and Resorts had a return on equity of 11.22% and a net margin of 14.72%. The firm's revenue was up.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.39 EPS.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 31st will be given a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 29th.

01/11/2017 - Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at UBS.

In other Host Hotels and Resorts news, CFO Gregory J. Larson sold 40,678 shares of Host Hotels and Resorts stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 16th. The company has a 50-day moving average of $26.19 and a 200-day moving average of $26.82. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 555,286 shares of the company's stock worth $8,646,000 after buying an additional 528,522 shares in the last quarter. Overall, the share price is down -0.98% year to date.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 3 and Overweight is 1 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 3 and 2, respectively. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. (HST) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.82 out of the scale from 1 to 5, where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the fourth quarter worth about $46,619,000. Finally, Credit Suisse AG increased its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 12.6% in the third quarter. The number of shares now owned by investors are 1.4 bln.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through ownership segment, which includes all of its hotel properties.

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