Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Has $188,928,000 Stake in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP cut its position in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) by 0.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,028,046 shares of the company’s stock after selling 93,233 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $188,928,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 16.9% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,775 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 1,124 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts by 60.0% in the third quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 7,817 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 2,932 shares in the last quarter. Two Sigma Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth approximately $158,000. Crow Point Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth approximately $174,000. Finally, Motco bought a new position in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts during the third quarter worth approximately $176,000.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST)

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) traded down 0.135% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $18.535. 3,805,890 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $13.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.502 and a beta of 1.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $18.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.29. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.30 and a 12 month high of $19.51.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a yield of 4.21%. Host Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is currently 74.77%.

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A number of equities analysts recently commented on HST shares. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $18.00 target price on Host Hotels & Resorts and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Host Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $14.00 price target (down from $15.00) on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Tuesday, November 15th. Argus cut Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.39.

In related news, Chairman Richard E. Marriott sold 50,000 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts stock in a transaction on Friday, December 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.44, for a total transaction of $922,000.00. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 5,365,245 shares in the company, valued at approximately $98,935,117.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Brian G. Macnamara sold 8,427 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.38, for a total transaction of $163,315.26. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 45,745 shares in the company, valued at $886,538.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 724,629 shares of company stock worth $13,725,013 over the last quarter. 1.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Host Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., in which the Company holds approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units).

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