Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Financial Companies: Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST) and Realogy (NYSE: RLGY)

By Austin Angelo

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Host Hotels & Resorts (HSTResearch Report) and Realogy (RLGYResearch Report).

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST)

Barclays analyst Anthony Powell maintained a Buy rating on Host Hotels & Resorts on May 2 and set a price target of $24. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $19.88.

According to TipRanks.com, Powell is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.9% and a 66.7% success rate. Powell covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Park Hotels & Resorts Inc, Hersha Hospitality Trust, and Apple Hospitality REIT.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Host Hotels & Resorts with a $21.14 average price target, which is a 6.3% upside from current levels. In a report issued on May 2, Deutsche Bank also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $23 price target.

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Realogy (RLGY)

In a report issued on May 3, Matthew Bouley from Barclays maintained a Sell rating on Realogy, with a price target of $9. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $9.23, close to its 52-week low of $8.83.

According to TipRanks.com, Bouley is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 4.9% and a 60.3% success rate. Bouley covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Continental Building Products, Builders Firstsource, and BMC Stock Holdings.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Sell analyst consensus rating for Realogy with a $13.50 average price target.

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