Insider Trading at Host Hotels and Resorts Inc?

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) pays an annual dividend of $0.80 with a yield of 4.35% and an average dividend growth of 24.00% (3 Year Average).

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.81 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell.

Instinet began new coverage on Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. giving the company a "buy" rating.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Host Inc. owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts L.P. (Host L.P.) of which Host Inc.is the sole general partner and in which it holds approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units) as of December 31 2014. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $18.50. Finally, Nomura started coverage on Xenia Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Wednesday, December 14th.

On 5/21/2013 Larry K Harvey, CFO, sold 81,801 with an average share price of $18.56 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,518,226.56.

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Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 28th. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average 1.21% and positively from its 50 days moving average 0.97%. The stock now has a Market Cap of $31.08B. Company has a 52-Week High of -9.50% and a 52-Week Low of 33.08%. The business had revenue of $219.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $223.78 million.

In related news, insider Marcel Verbaas purchased 5,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 7th. Company net profit margin stands at 8.60% whereas its return on equity (ROE) is 7.00%. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. The company had Year Ago Sales of 1.34 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 0.83 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 30,927 shares in the company, valued at $541,222.50. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts by 16.9% in the third quarter. The institutional investor owned 288,891 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 15,140 shares during the period. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 256,007 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $4,972,000 after buying an additional 238,607 shares during the period. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts by 28.3% in the third quarter. Additionally, RBC Capital Mkts Downgrade its ratings on the stock to Sector Perform. WFG Advisors LP purchased a new position in shares of Host Hotels and Resorts during the fourth quarter worth $205,000.

The 20-day Simple Moving average for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. The Company invests primarily in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding XHR? The Company owns approximately 50 lodging properties, with a total of over 12,550 rooms.

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