Dividend Growth of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)

Host Hotels & Resorts(HST) is having a Dividend Yield of 4.3% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.8. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.2. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 5 year average dividend yield of 3.28% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.8. Host Hotels & Resorts(HST) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 19, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.25. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.8. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 4.3%. Host Hotels & Resorts(HST) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.48 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.43. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.06. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Host Hotels & Resorts(HST) is at the rate of 29.11% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.85. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.21% or 0.04 points. After the session commenced at $18.65, the stock reached the higher end at $18.92 while it hit a low of $18.56. With the volume soaring to 8,981,847 shares, the last trade was called at $18.58. The company has a 52-week high of $19.51. The company has a market cap of $13,747 million and there are 739,865,180 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $14.3. Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. rose by 1.25% in the last five trading days and 1.47% for the last 4 weeks. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is up 9.98% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -1.38%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.9% of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -54.76% . During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -54.76%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Dec 28, 2016, Richard E Marriott (Chairman of the Board) sold 50,000 shares at 18.44 per share price.On Dec 22, 2016, Brian G Macnamara (SVP, Controller) sold 8,427 shares at 19.38 per share price.On Dec 19, 2016, W Edward Walter (President & CEO) sold 134,854 shares at 19.02 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Host Hotels and Resorts Inc was Downgraded by Goldman to Sell on Jan 19, 2017. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Jan 11, 2017 to Neutral, Raises Price Target to $ 19 from a previous price target of $16 .Host Hotels and Resorts Inc was Downgraded by Argus to Hold on Dec 15, 2016.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 2, 2016. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.36. The company had revenue of $1295.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1291.85 million. The companys revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.34 EPS.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a lodging real estate company that currently owns or holds controlling interests in upper upscale and luxury hotel properties primarily operated under premium brands. Host Hotels & Resorts will be the premier lodging real estate company. Creating value through aggressive asset management and disciplined capital allocation to generate superior performance would maximize shareholders returns through a combination of dividends, growth in funds from operations and increasing asset value.


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