FY2024 EPS Estimates for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Raised by Analyst (NASDAQ:HST)

FY2024 EPS Estimates for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  Raised by Analyst (NASDAQ:HST)

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:HST – Get Rating) – Zacks Research increased their FY2024 earnings estimates for shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a note issued to investors on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Research analyst N. Dass now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $1.87 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.86. The consensus estimate for Host Hotels & Resorts’ current full-year earnings is $1.91 per share.

HST has been the subject of several other research reports. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from $18.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Friday, May 12th. StockNews.com started coverage on Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Thursday, May 18th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Citigroup lowered their price objective on Host Hotels & Resorts from $22.00 to $21.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Wells Fargo & Company cut their price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 30th. Finally, Compass Point upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, May 5th. Three equity research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $20.86.

Host Hotels & Resorts Trading Down 1.6 %

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HST stock opened at $16.24 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 5.44 and a quick ratio of 5.44. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $17.10 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $16.46. Host Hotels & Resorts has a one year low of $14.51 and a one year high of $19.76. The stock has a market cap of $11.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.50 and a beta of 1.29.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Host Hotels & Resorts

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. increased its position in Host Hotels & Resorts by 96.7% during the fourth quarter. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. now owns 1,617 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 795 shares during the last quarter. Allworth Financial LP lifted its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts by 82.3% in the first quarter. Allworth Financial LP now owns 1,506 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,000 after acquiring an additional 680 shares during the period. GPS Wealth Strategies Group LLC purchased a new stake in Host Hotels & Resorts in the first quarter worth about $26,000. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. lifted its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts by 1,921.5% in the first quarter. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. now owns 1,314 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,000 after acquiring an additional 1,249 shares during the period. Finally, Belpointe Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts by 66.2% in the first quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC now owns 1,871 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,000 after acquiring an additional 745 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.92% of the company’s stock.

Insider Transactions at Host Hotels & Resorts

In related news, Director Walter C. Rakowich sold 3,688 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.47, for a total transaction of $64,429.36. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 58,616 shares in the company, valued at $1,024,021.52. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible via this link. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Host Hotels & Resorts Increases Dividends

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 29th. This is a positive change from Host Hotels & Resorts’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.69%. Host Hotels & Resorts’s payout ratio is currently 53.57%.

About Host Hotels & Resorts

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc is an S&P 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 72 properties in the United States and five properties internationally totaling approximately 41,900 rooms.

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