Host Hotels & Resorts Gets a Hold Rating from Barclays

By Austin Angelo

Barclays analyst Felicia Hendrix maintained a Hold rating on Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST) today and set a price target of $23. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $21.63, close to its 52-week high of $21.97.

According to TipRanks.com, Hendrix is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.7% and a 61.3% success rate. Hendrix covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Marriott International, Hilton Holdings, and Carnival Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Host Hotels & Resorts is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $21.17, representing a -2.1% downside.

In a report released yesterday, Jefferies also initiated coverage with a Hold rating on the stock with a $22 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $21.97 and a one-year low of $17.22. Currently, Host Hotels & Resorts has an average volume of 6.49M.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which engages in the management of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. It operates through the Hotel Ownership segment. Its properties are located in U.S., Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. The company was founded on October 8, 1993 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.