Host Hotels & Resorts Company Profile (NYSE:HST)

About Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)

Host Hotels & Resorts logoHost Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Host Inc.) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owned properties and conducted operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. (Host L.P.), of which Host Inc. was the general partner and of which it held approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units), as of December 31, 2016. As of February 20, 2017, its lodging portfolio consisted of 96 primarily luxury and upper-upscale hotels containing approximately 53,500 rooms, with the majority located in the United States, and with seven of the properties located outside of the United States in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. In addition, it owns non-controlling interests in two international joint ventures: approximately a 33% interest in a joint venture in Europe, and a 9% indirect interest, through joint ventures in India.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Hospitality REITs
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized REITs
  • Symbol: NYSE:HST
  • CUSIP: 44107P10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $14.40141 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 740,051,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $18.55
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.34
  • 52 Week Range: $14.69 - $20.21
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.08
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.87
  • P/E Growth: 0.90
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.45 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.64
  • Book Value: $9.61 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.02
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 4.1%
  • EBITDA: $1.45 billion
  • Net Margins: 11.09%
  • Return on Equity: 8.47%
  • Return on Assets: 5.16%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.56%
  • Current Ratio: 3.47%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.47%
  • Average Volume: 6.25 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.33
  • Short Ratio: 8.64

Frequently Asked Questions for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)

What is Host Hotels & Resorts' stock symbol?

Host Hotels & Resorts trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HST."

How often does Host Hotels & Resorts pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Host Hotels & Resorts?

Host Hotels & Resorts declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 18th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, October 16th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View Host Hotels & Resorts' Dividend History.

How will Host Hotels & Resorts' stock buyback program work?

Host Hotels & Resorts announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Monday, April 10th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 3.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Host Hotels & Resorts' earnings last quarter?

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 8.47%. The firm's revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.49 EPS. View Host Hotels & Resorts' Earnings History.

When will Host Hotels & Resorts make its next earnings announcement?

Host Hotels & Resorts is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Host Hotels & Resorts.

What guidance has Host Hotels & Resorts issued on next quarter's earnings?

Host Hotels & Resorts issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.64-1.68 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.66.

Where is Host Hotels & Resorts' stock going? Where will Host Hotels & Resorts' stock price be in 2017?

15 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Host Hotels & Resorts' stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect Host Hotels & Resorts' share price to reach $18.64 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Host Hotels & Resorts.

What are analysts saying about Host Hotels & Resorts stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Host Hotels & Resorts stock:

  • 1. SunTrust Banks, Inc. analysts commented, "Finally Spur Increase in Loan/Lease Volumes for CIT? Most of the elements that investors have been looking to arise from CIT Group’s (CIT) self-help story have been delivered in the company’s recent quarterly reports: higher return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE), lower operating expenses, a higher percentage of low-cost deposits in its funding mix, and a healthy amount of share buybacks." (10/17/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Host Hotels came up with a better-than-expected performance in terms of adjusted funds from operations (FFO) per share in the second quarter. Results reflect growth in comparable hotel revenue per available room (RevPAR) and improvement in margin. The company also raised its full-year 2017 outlook. It has no meaningful debt maturities till Sep 2020. The company’s solid portfolio of upscale hotels across lucrative markets, strategic capital-recycling program and a healthy balance sheet bode well for long-term growth. Nevertheless, year-to-date, shares of Host Hotels & Resorts underperformed the industry it belongs to. Notably, supply growth in the company’s key markets and rate hike remain concerns. Also, with the Jewish holidays moving back from October to September, the third quarter results are anticipated to be negatively affected." (7/31/2017)
  • 3. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We reiterate our Neutral rating on HST and look for a more attractive relative NAV discount as entry point. Key Points: Solid FFO Beat – HST reported strong second quarter FFO of $0.49 per share, two cents ahead of consensus and nine cents ahead of B&S. The result was better than expected on essentially all fronts, indicating another hopeful sign for the hotel industry despite the late stage of the cycle." (7/28/2017)
  • 4. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "Date and time of first dissemination: December 14, 2016, 10:09 ET Date and time of production: December 14, 2016, 10:09 ET Target Price / Valuation Methodology: Host Hotels and Resorts – HST Our $17 year-end 2017 price target is based on a 15% discount to our year-end 2017 NAV estimate, which is driven by a 6.75% cap rate on 2018 estimates. This valuation is supported by DCF analysis assuming an 8.0% cost of equity and a 2% terminal growth rate. Our year-end 2017 target implies an 11.6x 2017E EBITDA multiple Risks to achieving Target Price / Valuation: Host Hotels and Resorts – HST 1." (12/15/2016)

Are investors shorting Host Hotels & Resorts?

Host Hotels & Resorts saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 63,742,694 shares, an increase of 0.4% from the September 15th total of 64,009,988 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,271,594 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 12.1 days. Currently, 8.7% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of Host Hotels & Resorts' key competitors?

Who are Host Hotels & Resorts' key executives?

Host Hotels & Resorts' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Richard E. Marriott, Chairman of the Board
  • James F. Risoleo, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Gregory J. Larson, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Nathan S. Tyrrell, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
  • Elizabeth A. Abdoo, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Joanne G. Hamilton, Executive Vice President - Human Resources
  • Brian G. Macnamara, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • Michael E. Lentz, Managing Director, Global Development, Design & Construction
  • A. William Stein, Director
  • Mary L. Baglivo, Independent Director

Who owns Host Hotels & Resorts stock?

Host Hotels & Resorts' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include PGGM Investments (1.64%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.72%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.02%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.02%) and Fulton Bank N.A. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Host Hotels & Resorts stock include Brian G Macnamara, Elizabeth A Abdoo, Gregory J Larson, Joanne G Hamilton, Minaz Abji, Nathan S Tyrrell, Richard E Marriott, W Edward Walter and Walter C Rakowich. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Host Hotels & Resorts.

Who sold Host Hotels & Resorts stock? Who is selling Host Hotels & Resorts stock?

Host Hotels & Resorts' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PGGM Investments, State Treasurer State of Michigan and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Host Hotels & Resorts stock in the last year include Brian G Macnamara, Elizabeth A Abdoo, Gregory J Larson, Joanne G Hamilton, Minaz Abji, Nathan S Tyrrell, Richard E Marriott, W Edward Walter and Walter C Rakowich. View Insider Buying and Selling for Host Hotels & Resorts.

Who bought Host Hotels & Resorts stock? Who is buying Host Hotels & Resorts stock?

Host Hotels & Resorts' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Shell Asset Management Co., Alpha Windward LLC, Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc., Fulton Bank N.A., Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC and Eqis Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Host Hotels & Resorts.

How do I buy Host Hotels & Resorts stock?

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Host Hotels & Resorts' stock price today?

One share of Host Hotels & Resorts stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.46.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  296 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  443 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  739
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Host Hotels & Resorts and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $18.64 (4.23% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Price Target History for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Analysts' Ratings History for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/17/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/17/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$19.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeHold -> Buy$18.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
9/22/2017Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingBuy$20.00LowView Rating Details
7/28/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$20.00LowView Rating Details
6/7/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$20.00LowView Rating Details
4/10/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$16.00 -> $17.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
3/3/2017Evercore ISIDowngradeHold -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$20.00N/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/15/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$15.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetBuy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
10/25/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$19.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$20.00 -> $16.75N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/13/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeNeutral -> Underweight$16.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
5/18/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
3/23/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$15.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetNeutral$17.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Earnings by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Earnings History by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2017$0.13N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.46$0.49$1.43 billion$1.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2017Q1 2017$0.39$0.44$1.31 billion$1.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2017Q416$0.14$0.17$1.31 billion$1.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.36$0.37$1.29 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2016Q216$0.49$0.49$1.47 billion$1.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q1$0.38$0.41$1.35 billion$1.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q4$0.35$0.39$1.33 million$1.33 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q3$0.32$0.34$1.29 billion$1.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.45$0.46$1.46 billion$1.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q1$0.33$0.35$1.32 billion$1.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q414$0.38$0.40$1.35 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.31$0.34$1.28 billion$1.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.43$0.43$1.44 billion$1.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q1$0.30$0.33$1.27 billion$1.31 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.31$0.33$1.30 billion$1.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.27$0.25$1.25 billion$1.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2013Q213$0.42$0.45$1.43 billion$1.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2013Q113$0.23$0.28$1.19 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q412$0.38$0.40$1.72 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/10/2012Q312$0.21$0.21$1.21 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2012$0.33$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.13$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.31$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/12/2011$0.17$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$0.29$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.12$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.27$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.55
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.58
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.38$0.39$0.39
Q2 20172$0.40$0.49$0.45
Q3 20172$0.32$0.34$0.33
Q4 20172$0.38$0.39$0.39
Q1 20182$0.36$0.43$0.40
Q2 20182$0.42$0.44$0.43
Q3 20182$0.33$0.37$0.35
Q4 20182$0.38$0.43$0.41
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Most Recent Dividend:10/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:4.11%
Dividend Growth:24.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:100.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.19% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
48.78% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)

Dividend History by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE HST)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.70%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/20/2017Joanne G HamiltonEVPSell3,069$19.01$58,341.69View SEC Filing  
5/12/2017Walter C RakowichDirectorSell2,828$17.59$49,744.52View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017Gregory J LarsonCFOSell23,000$18.40$423,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2017Gregory J LarsonCFOSell40,678$18.24$741,966.72View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017Joanne G HamiltonEVPSell15,254$18.25$278,385.50View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Minaz AbjiEVPSell110,085$18.43$2,028,866.55View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Nathan S TyrrellInsiderSell1,000$18.40$18,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2017Nathan S TyrrellInsiderSell31,147$18.01$560,957.47View SEC Filing  
12/23/2016Richard E MarriottChairmanSell50,000$18.44$922,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Brian G MacnamaraSVPSell8,427$19.38$163,315.26View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016Elizabeth A AbdooEVPSell105,405$19.07$2,010,073.35View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016W Edward WalterCEOSell134,854$19.02$2,564,923.08View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016Joanne G HamiltonEVPSell20,000$19.01$380,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016W Edward WalterCEOSell405,943$18.93$7,684,500.99View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Gregory J LarsonCFOSell40,000$18.22$728,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Brian G MacnamaraSVPSell5,000$18.21$91,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Brian G MacnamaraSVPSell6,000$17.51$105,060.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Brian G MacnamaraSVPSell5,000$16.86$84,300.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015Richard E. MarriottChairmanSell32,000$15.28$488,960.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Minaz AbjiEVPSell40,000$17.65$706,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Gerard E HabermanSVPSell8,000$20.81$166,480.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Brian G MacnamaraSVPSell8,852$21.99$194,655.48View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014W Edward WalterCEOSell200,000$22.61$4,522,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2014Gregory J LarsonEVPSell18,000$22.43$403,740.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2014Minaz AbjiEVPSell99,150$22.15$2,196,172.50View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014Elizabeth A AbdooEVPSell50,000$22.17$1,108,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Gregory LarsonEVPSell42,224$21.70$916,260.80View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014W Edward WalterCEOSell200,000$21.31$4,262,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2014Elizabeth AbdooEVPSell50,000$20.25$1,012,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013W Edward WalterCEOSell100,000$18.48$1,848,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Brian MacnamaraSVPSell5,000$18.32$91,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Elizabeth AbdooEVPSell68,805$18.26$1,256,379.30View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Minaz AbjiEVPSell75,000$18.01$1,350,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Joanne HamiltonVPSell9,021$18.24$164,543.04View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013W Edward WalterCEOSell126,153$18.02$2,273,277.06View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Minaz AbjiEVPSell100,000$17.95$1,795,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Larry K HarveyCFOSell81,801$18.56$1,518,226.56View SEC Filing  
12/21/2012Minaz AbjiEVPSell143,089$15.77$2,256,513.53View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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