New York State Common Retirement Fund Has $31.82 Million Stock Holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)

New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 17.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,715,384 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 250,800 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.24% of Host Hotels and Resorts worth $31,820,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in HST. Manchester Financial Inc. acquired a new position in Host Hotels and Resorts during the fourth quarter worth $28,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts by 317.5% during the fourth quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $37,000 after buying an additional 1,654 shares during the last quarter. Allworth Financial LP acquired a new position in Host Hotels and Resorts during the fourth quarter worth $44,000. Rational Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts by 67.2% during the third quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 2,940 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $51,000 after buying an additional 1,182 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Huntington National Bank raised its holdings in Host Hotels and Resorts by 65.9% during the fourth quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 3,254 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $60,000 after buying an additional 1,293 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.72% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Chairman Richard E. Marriott sold 160,195 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.51, for a total value of $2,965,209.45. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 3,503,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,841,603.58. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

NYSE HST opened at $16.91 on Friday. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc has a 1 year low of $15.51 and a 1 year high of $20.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 7.70 and a quick ratio of 7.70. The firm has a market cap of $12.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.42, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $17.42 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.11.

Several research firms have weighed in on HST. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from $17.00 to $16.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 9th. Deutsche Bank reduced their target price on shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Host Hotels and Resorts from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Host Hotels and Resorts currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.47.

Host Hotels and Resorts Profile

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.

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

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