Host Hotels and Resorts (HST) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.27

Press coverage about Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) has been trending positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Host Hotels and Resorts earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.818671448997 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE HST) traded down $0.21 on Friday, reaching $20.36. 5,165,612 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,627,333. The company has a current ratio of 3.62, a quick ratio of 3.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,120.00, a PE ratio of 25.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 1.29. Host Hotels and Resorts has a 52-week low of $17.26 and a 52-week high of $20.82.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33. The company had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.27 billion. Host Hotels and Resorts had a net margin of 11.11% and a return on equity of 8.44%. Host Hotels and Resorts’s revenue was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.37 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Host Hotels and Resorts will post 1.66 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Host Hotels and Resorts’s payout ratio is currently 98.77%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $18.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Monday, November 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Host Hotels and Resorts currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.46.

In related news, EVP Elizabeth A. Abdoo sold 60,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.45, for a total transaction of $1,227,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 168,905 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,454,107.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Host Hotels and Resorts

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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