Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Lowers Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) to Sell

The stock traded at a volume of 5.6 million shares.

On Monday, Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) stock opened its trade at $18.19 and after floating in a range of $18.16 to $18.54, settled at $18.50. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 724,629 shares of company stock worth $13,725,013.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.95 and Average Volume (3 months) is 9.8 million. The stock's market capitalization is 13.44B, it has a 52-week low of 14.30 and a 52-week high of 20.21. Latest closing price was 6.17% above its 50-day moving average and 5.22% above its 200-day moving average. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on shares of Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. The company reported the earnings of $0.17/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.14/share. The Company's brand affiliations include Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilaton Garden Inn, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. The company's quarterly revenue was up.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has received $0.38 as the consensus Earnings Estimate for the Quarter ending on Dec 2016, According to the estimate provided by 8 Financial Advisor in the Stock Trading Firms. Investors of record on Friday, March 31st will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 29th. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.53%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts's payout ratio is 122.22%. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States and global trademark & copyright legislation. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on PK. Teza Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts during the fourth quarter valued at about $195,000. Huntington National Bank now owns 18,865 shares of the company's stock valued at $293,000 after buying an additional 15,833 shares during the last quarter. The company operates luxury hotels and resorts in U.S. and worldwide market. It added 1.06%, climbed 0.5% and jumped 7.18% in the week, one month and six months, respectively.

Analysts' mean recommendation for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 60.28% of the company's stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Xenia Hotels & Resorts from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday. Host Hotels and Resorts had a return on equity of 11.22% and a net margin of 14.72%.

The company has price to cash ratio of 8.64. Raymond James Financial, Inc. assumed coverage on Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. Wells Fargo & Co lowered Xenia Hotels & Resorts from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. 17 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. might touch $21 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $18.65 and $16 respectively.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company invests primarily in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels. The Company operates through ownership segment.

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