NYSE:HST - Host Hotels and Resorts Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $19.15 +0.03 (+0.16 %) (As of 03/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$19.12Today's Range$18.95 - $19.3552-Week Range$15.94 - $22.47Volume7.77 million shsAverage Volume7.26 million shsMarket Capitalization$14.18 billionP/E Ratio10.82Dividend Yield4.18%Beta1.22 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in seven domestic and international joint ventures. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands such as Marriott, Ritz-Carlton , Westin, Sheraton, W, St. Regis, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection, Hyatt, Fairmont, Hilton, Swissôtel, ibis and Novotel, as well as independent brands in the operation of properties in over 50 major markets. Receive HST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Real estate investment trusts Sub-IndustrySpecialized REITs SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:HST Previous Symbol CUSIP44107P10 CIK1070750 Webwww.hosthotels.com Phone240-744-1000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.51 Current Ratio5.51 Quick Ratio5.51Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.82 Forward P/E Ratio10.82 P/E Growth2.16 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.52 billion Price / Sales2.57 Cash Flow$2.7554 per share Price / Cash Flow6.95 Book Value$10.20 per share Price / Book1.88Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.77 Net Income$1.09 billion Net Margins19.68% Return on Equity14.86% Return on Assets8.99%Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares740,473,000Market Cap$14.18 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST) Frequently Asked Questions What is Host Hotels and Resorts' stock symbol? Host Hotels and Resorts trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HST." How often does Host Hotels and Resorts pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Host Hotels and Resorts? Host Hotels and Resorts announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 19th. Investors of record on Friday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.18%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. View Host Hotels and Resorts' Dividend History. How will Host Hotels and Resorts' stock buyback program work? Host Hotels and Resorts announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Monday, April 10th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 3.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Host Hotels and Resorts' earnings last quarter? Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 19th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41. The real estate investment trust earned $1.36 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.37 billion. Host Hotels and Resorts had a net margin of 19.68% and a return on equity of 14.86%. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.12 EPS. View Host Hotels and Resorts' Earnings History. When is Host Hotels and Resorts' next earnings date? Host Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Host Hotels and Resorts. What guidance has Host Hotels and Resorts issued on next quarter's earnings? Host Hotels and Resorts issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.72-1.81 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.73. Host Hotels and Resorts also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.72-1.81 EPS. What price target have analysts set for HST? 12 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Host Hotels and Resorts' shares. Their forecasts range from $19.16 to $23.00. On average, they expect Host Hotels and Resorts' share price to reach $21.2418 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Host Hotels and Resorts. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Host Hotels and Resorts? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Host Hotels and Resorts in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Host Hotels and Resorts. Has Host Hotels and Resorts been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about HST stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Host Hotels and Resorts earned a media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Host Hotels and Resorts? Host Hotels and Resorts saw a decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 27,554,464 shares, a decrease of 15.2% from the February 15th total of 32,489,429 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 10,239,901 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days. Currently, 3.8% of the company's stock are sold short. View Host Hotels and Resorts' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Host Hotels and Resorts' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Host Hotels and Resorts include Simon Property Group (SPG), CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (CCI), Prologis (PLD), Public Storage (PSA), Equinix (EQIX), Welltower (WELL), AvalonBay Communities (AVB), Equity Residential (EQR), DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (DLR), Ventas (VTR), SBA Communications (SBAC), Realty Income (O), Boston Properties (BXP), Weyerhaeuser (WY) and Essex Property Trust (ESS). What other stocks do shareholders of Host Hotels and Resorts own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Host Hotels and Resorts investors own include Ford Motor (F), AT&T (T), Bank of America (BAC), Weyerhaeuser (WY), Micron Technology (MU), General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Alibaba Group (BABA) and The Coca-Cola (KO). Who are Host Hotels and Resorts' key executives? Host Hotels and Resorts' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. James F. Risoleo, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 63)Mr. Michael D. Bluhm, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)Mr. Nathan S. Tyrrell, Exec. VP & Chief Investment Officer (Age 46)Ms. Elizabeth A. Abdoo, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 60)Ms. Joanne G. Hamilton, Exec. VP of HR (Age 61) Who are Host Hotels and Resorts' major shareholders? Host Hotels and Resorts' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.65%), PGGM Investments (2.51%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (2.44%), FMR LLC (2.29%), Northern Trust Corp (2.03%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.63%). Company insiders that own Host Hotels and Resorts stock include Brian G Macnamara, Elizabeth A Abdoo, Joanne G Hamilton, Michael D Bluhm, Nathan S Tyrrell and Walter C Rakowich. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Host Hotels and Resorts. Which institutional investors are selling Host Hotels and Resorts stock? HST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Scout Investments Inc., Resolution Capital Ltd, APG Asset Management N.V., American Century Companies Inc., Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Mackay Shields LLC. Company insiders that have sold Host Hotels and Resorts company stock in the last year include Brian G Macnamara, Elizabeth A Abdoo, Joanne G Hamilton, Michael D Bluhm, Nathan S Tyrrell and Walter C Rakowich. View Insider Buying and Selling for Host Hotels and Resorts. Which institutional investors are buying Host Hotels and Resorts stock? HST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, PGGM Investments, BlackRock Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Host Hotels and Resorts. How do I buy shares of Host Hotels and Resorts? Shares of HST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Host Hotels and Resorts' stock price today? One share of HST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.15. How big of a company is Host Hotels and Resorts? Host Hotels and Resorts has a market capitalization of $14.18 billion and generates $5.52 billion in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $1.09 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.77 on an earnings per share basis. What is Host Hotels and Resorts' official website? The official website for Host Hotels and Resorts is http://www.hosthotels.com. How can I contact Host Hotels and Resorts? Host Hotels and Resorts' mailing address is 6903 ROCKLEDGE DR SUITE 1500, BETHESDA MD, 20817. The real estate investment trust can be reached via phone at 240-744-1000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE HST)Community Ranking: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 442 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 588 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,030MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Host Hotels and Resorts and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Is it Safe to Invest in Commodities?