Media coverage about Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4846551899614 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
HST has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $21.00 price objective on Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Deutsche Bank set a $23.00 price objective on Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. BTIG Research raised Host Hotels and Resorts from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $21.00 price objective on Host Hotels and Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.71.
Shares of HST stock traded up $0.13 during trading on Friday, reaching $19.18. The company had a trading volume of 6,143,965 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,975,367. Host Hotels and Resorts has a twelve month low of $17.26 and a twelve month high of $21.53. The company has a market cap of $14,080.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 3.51 and a quick ratio of 3.51.
Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.27. Host Hotels and Resorts had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 10.47%. The business had revenue of $1.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.34 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.17 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Host Hotels and Resorts will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.17%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. Host Hotels and Resorts’s payout ratio is 106.67%.
In related news, EVP Elizabeth A. Abdoo sold 60,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.45, for a total value of $1,227,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 168,905 shares of the company’s stock, 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. 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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