Large Outflow of Money Witnessed in Host Hotels & Resorts

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) : Money flow in the Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) stock was negative (9.15 million) on Wednesday, which shows that the investors used the strength in the stock price to reduce their holdings. The total traded value on upticks was $17.19 million, compared to $26.34 million on downticks. The total uptick to downtick ratio was 0.65, indicating the underlying weakness in the stock. Even in block trades, money flow was negative ($8.83 million), indicating selling on the strength. The transaction value during uptick in block trades was $4.81 million. Downtick transaction value in block trades amounted to $13.64 million, indicating persistent selling. The uptick to downtick ratio was 0.35. Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) traded $0.04 higher at $15.58 gaining 0.26% over the previous days close.


Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has lost 2.38% in the last five trading days and dropped 13.38% in the last 4 weeks. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has dropped 2.8% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 4.37%.

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) as 3, which is a Hold recommendation. 3 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. Not everyone is convinced about the stocks future, hence, the stock receives 1 Sell recommendation. A total of 10 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 14 research analysts is 2.64, which indicates as a Hold.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST): The stock opened at $15.54 and touched an intraday high of $15.74 on Wednesday. During the day, the stock corrected to an intraday low of $15.46, however, the bulls stepped in and pushed the price higher to close in the green at $15.6 with a gain of 0.39% for the day. The total traded volume for the day was 10,152,452. The stock had closed at $15.74 in the previous trading session.

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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