Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) is Downgraded by JP Morgan to Underweight, Lowers Price Target to $ 15

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) was Downgraded by JP Morgan to ” Underweight” while Lowering the Price Target of the company shares to $ 15 from a previous price target of $16 . Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. JP Morgan advised their investors in a research report released on Jul 13, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Host Hotels and Resorts Inc. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc was Upgraded by Raymond James to ” Mkt Perform” on May 18, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, Host Hotels and Resorts Inc reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Apr 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.38. The company had revenue of $1339.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1350.14 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.35 EPS.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc opened for trading at $16.9 and hit $17.18 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $16.99, with a gain of 1.37% or 0.23 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 76,71,995 shares. Company has a market cap of $12,697 M.

In a different news, on Mar 15, 2016, Brian G Macnamara (SVP, Controller) sold 5,000 shares at $16.86 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 10, 2016, Minaz Abji (EVP, Asset Management) sold 49,000 shares at $17.65 per share price. On Dec 21, 2015, Richard E Marriott (Chairman of the Board) sold 32,000 shares at $15.28 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

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 Company’s lodging portfolio consists of 114 luxury and upper-upscale hotels containing approximately 59000 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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