Barclays Maintains Their Hold Rating on Host Hotels & Resorts

By Jason Carr

Barclays analyst Felicia Hendrix maintained a Hold rating on Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST) on July 27 and set a price target of $20. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $18.71.

According to, Hendrix is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.1% and a 63.1% success rate. Hendrix covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Marriott International, Pinnacle Entertainment, and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Host Hotels & Resorts is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $19.75, representing a 5.6% upside.

In a report issued on July 26, RBC Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $20 price target.

Based on Host Hotels & Resorts’ latest earnings report for the quarter ending June 30, the company posted quarterly revenue of $1.44 billion and quarterly net profit of $210 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.46 billion and had a net profit of $347 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 94 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is neutral on the stock. Most recently, in May 2017, Terence Golden, a Director at HST bought 21,562 shares for a total of $381,216.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. It conducts operations solely through Host Hotels & Resorts L.P. and its subsidiaries. Its portfolio consists of luxury and upper upscale properties in the United States under brand names that are widely recognized in the lodging industry.