Brokerage Firm Rating Update on Host Hotels & Resorts (HST)

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) : The consensus on Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) based on 14 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 2.64, which is interpreted as a Hold recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 3 which endorses a Hold on the stock. However, 3 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 10 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst also believes that the downside risk to the stock is higher and suggests a Sell on Host Hotels & Resorts (HST).

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) : The most positive equity analysts on Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) expects the shares to touch $19, whereas, the least positive believes that the stock will trade at $13 in the short term. The company is covered by 11 Wall Street Brokerage Firms. The average price target for shares are $16.91 with an expected fluctuation of $1.86 from the mean.


Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Also, BTIG Research initiates coverage on Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST).The analysts at the brokerage house have a current rating of Neutral on the shares. The rating by the firm was issued on August 25, 2016.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST): stock was range-bound between the intraday low of $16.76 and the intraday high of $17.16 after having opened at $17.02 on Wednesdays session. The stock finally closed in the red at $17.02, a loss of -0.06%. The stock remained in the red for the whole trading day. The total traded volume was 16,419,473 shares. The stock failed to cross $17.16 in Wednesdays trading. The stocks closing price on Thursday was $17.07.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Host Inc.) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). Host Inc. owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. (Host L.P.) of which Host Inc. is the sole general partner and in which it holds approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units) as of December 31, 2014. As of February 20, 2015, the Companys lodging portfolio consists of 114 luxury and upper-upscale hotels containing approximately 59,000 rooms, with the majority located in the United States, and with 17 of the properties located outside of the United States, in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and New Zealand. In addition, the Company owns non-controlling interests in two international joint ventures.

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