OLD Second National Bank of Aurora lessened its holdings in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 92,547 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 853 shares during the quarter. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora’s holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts were worth $1,686,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in HST. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts during the 4th quarter worth $123,703,000. Centersquare Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 196.9% during the 1st quarter. Centersquare Investment Management LLC now owns 4,361,473 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $82,432,000 after purchasing an additional 2,892,569 shares during the last quarter. Scout Investments Inc. boosted its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 152.6% during the 1st quarter. Scout Investments Inc. now owns 3,271,304 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $61,828,000 after purchasing an additional 1,976,142 shares during the last quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts by 147.0% during the 1st quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. now owns 2,206,034 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $41,694,000 after purchasing an additional 1,313,050 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in Host Hotels and Resorts during the 1st quarter worth $20,593,000. 98.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other Host Hotels and Resorts news, Director Walter C. Rakowich sold 2,895 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.17, for a total value of $55,497.15. Following the transaction, the director now owns 44,982 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $862,304.94. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Nathan S. Tyrrell sold 1,685 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.73, for a total transaction of $33,245.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 162,713 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,210,327.49. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of HST stock opened at $17.50 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $18.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 5.11 and a current ratio of 5.11. The firm has a market cap of $13.05 billion, a PE ratio of 9.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.13. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a twelve month low of $15.94 and a twelve month high of $22.06.

Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.40 billion. Host Hotels and Resorts had a net margin of 18.32% and a return on equity of 13.76%. The company’s revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Host Hotels and Resorts Inc will post 1.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 28th were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 27th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.57%. Host Hotels and Resorts’s payout ratio is 45.20%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on HST shares. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a research note on Sunday, May 5th. ValuEngine raised shares of XCel Brands from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 9th. Morgan Stanley set a $226.00 price target on shares of S&P Global and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. Capital One Financial started coverage on shares of Summit Hotel Properties in a research report on Tuesday, June 25th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. Finally, BTIG Research lowered their price target on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from $24.00 to $20.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 27th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.92.

Host Hotels and Resorts Company Profile

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 88 properties in the United States and five properties internationally totaling approximately 52,000 rooms.

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