Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. Raises Position in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST)

Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 3.0% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 14,974 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 443 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $274,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 33.8% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 368,631 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,877,000 after buying an additional 93,133 shares in the last quarter. LGT Capital Partners LTD. increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 8.4% in the first quarter. LGT Capital Partners LTD. now owns 384,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,169,000 after buying an additional 29,790 shares in the last quarter. Lederer & Associates Investment Counsel CA increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 6.1% in the first quarter. Lederer & Associates Investment Counsel CA now owns 18,310 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $342,000 after buying an additional 1,055 shares in the last quarter. DnB Asset Management AS increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 13.9% in the first quarter. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 105,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,969,000 after buying an additional 12,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 37.7% in the first quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 120,425 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,247,000 after buying an additional 32,991 shares in the last quarter.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) opened at 17.83 on Friday. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a 1-year low of $14.69 and a 1-year high of $20.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.20 billion, a PE ratio of 22.07 and a beta of 1.33. The company’s 50 day moving average is $18.41 and its 200-day moving average is $18.31.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th were given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.49%. 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 analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.44.

In other news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 3,069 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total value 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 sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 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.

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

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