|Bid||18.85 x 1300|
|Ask||18.86 x 3200|
|Day's Range||18.73 - 19.00|
|52 Week Range||15.94 - 22.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.28|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.87|
|Earnings Date||May 1, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.80 (4.23%)|
|1y Target Est||21.03|
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a US$14b large-cap, real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Bethesda, United States. REITs own and operate income-generating property and adhere to a different set of regulations. Thi...
After an abysmal 2018, real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been on a roll this year. After pulling one of the worst performances since the Great Recession, REITs have surged by double digits in 2019 as investors have flocked back to the sector. And there's plenty of reasons why.For starters, the Federal Reserve and its dovishness have provided a base for the sector. As a high-yielding security type, REITs generally take it on the chin when the Fed raises benchmark interest rates. But with Powell & Company pausing, investors can own the REITs' better-than-average dividend yields much more safely.Secondly, that pause in rates makes it much cheaper for real estate firms to take out mortgages and loans to buy/build properties.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMeanwhile, the still-growing economy has continued to strengthen a variety of real estate sectors, including office, industrial and even retail properties. With better cash flows and rent growth, the REITs have been stellar this year. And it looks like they can keep the party going. * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years While we probably won't see continued double-digit jumps throughout the rest of 2019, the combination of high dividends and some decent capital appreciation will still make owning REITs a highly desirable prospect in the quarters ahead. With that, here are five of the best REITs to buy today. Best REITs to Buy: Public Storage (PSA)Source: Mike Mozart Via FlickrDividend Yield: 3.7%Despite owning a decent sized house and a shed, every weekend I see my neighbors zoom off and back to exchange items at their storage facility. And I know they aren't alone. Americans have too much stuff, and Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is helping solve the problem of where to keep it all.PSA is the world's largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities. The firm owns more than 2,500 locations across the United States with more than 170 million square feet of rentable space. And it turns out, Americans need that space.Since the recession, PSA has benefited from the trend of downsizing and the rise of apartment dwelling. People still need space to store holiday decorations, special items, and even clothes. Here, thanks to its massive footprint, Public Storage has been able to capitalize on America's needs. Occupancy rates for its facilities topped 90% during the last reported quarter.Perhaps the best part is, that thanks to its low cost of maintenance, building and operating expenses, PSA is able to pull in plenty of cash flows from its properties. Funds from operations -- which determine dividends -- rose more than 7.7% overall of 2018. This has allowed PSA to pay a very juicy 3.7% dividend.With continued rent hikes and demand, PSA should be able to keep the dividends coming. And that makes it a strong choice among REITs. Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT) Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 7.1%With the Fed pausing on its rate of hikes, Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:BXMT) could be a rewarding, high-yielding play. BXMT is considered a mortgage REIT. That is, the firm doesn't own physical properties but invests in mortgages or loans tied to buildings. Since these paper REITs often use leverage and don't physically own the buildings, they are sometimes considered riskier than then equity REIT sisters. As a result, you get a higher yield.In this case, BXMT is paying out more than 7.1%.However, that high yield does mask some "safety" with BXMT. For starters, with the Fed pausing, it takes the pressure off of Blackstone's ability to use leverage. But secondly, the REIT's portfolio of loans is top notch. Using its expertise from parent Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), BXMT's portfolio focuses on senior -- read: first in line during bankruptcy -- loans. The amazing thing is that 100% of its portfolio is performing and paying their interest back on time. As if it couldn't get any better, 96% of its portfolio is floating rate and will adjust higher if the Fed raises benchmarks again. This strength is a rarity among the mREITs. * 7 Mid-Cap Stocks to Find the Market's Sweet Spot This focus on quality and cash flows has allowed BXMT to cover its dividend by more than 117%. With more firepower in its reserves and BX's backing, BXMT makes a very compelling high-yield REIT to add to any portfolio. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.2%With the economy growing, travel and leisure have come back in a big way. That seems to benefit the hotel REITs. And the king of them all is Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST).Host owns 93 properties with around 52,000 rooms. The vast bulk of these are luxury and upper upscale resort, large convention center, and city center hotel. Or as HST likes to call them "Iconic Assets That Cannot Be Replicated." These aren't your local Holiday Inn Express. This has benefited Host is a variety of ways.For one thing, its revenue per available room (RevPAR) is very high and averaged $272 per room for its total portfolio last quarter. It's top 40 assets pulled in over $360 per room. This is extremely high, as luxury resort seekers don't usually skimp on the extras. Even better is that hotel REITs are able to adjust their rent rates daily to reflect demand. With travel rising, Host has been able to score higher rates and in turn, higher RevPAR figures.That's important because all of that drives dividends. After cutting its dividend to a penny back during the recession, Host has been able to grow its payout by 1,900% as well as pay a few special dividends and grow its cash hoard to over $1.5 billion.All in all, when it comes to REITs, Host Hotels has the right mix of properties to drive future returns. Equity Residential (EQR)Source: Equity Residential Dividend Yield: 3%When it comes to real estate, the old adage still rings true. It really is about "location, location and location." And apartment REIT Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) has managed to turn its locations into gold mines.Founded by real estate guru Sam Zell, EQR is a powerhouse in the apartment sector with more than 300 different communities and 79,000 apartment units. The key is that these buildings are located in six core markets of Boston, New York, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, and Southern California. These six markets all feature high home prices, low supplies of rental units and strong younger demographics -- all things that are very conducive to apartments. As a result, EQR's properties are at a high 96%-plus occupancy rate.That operating area and high demand allow it to steadily increase rates at above-average levels. * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives With these prime assets and rent growth, EQR has been a dividend machine. The firm has grown its dividend since 2010 at a nearly 5% annual growth rate (CAGR). It recently upped its payout again at the start of this year. Meanwhile, EQR has paid plenty in special dividends as well.In the end, location is what drives REIT success, and EQR has it in spades. SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.9%As the saying goes, If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. New York-based REIT SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) is proof of that.SLG is the largest owner of office properties in New York City. The firm owns more than 101 different buildings in Manhattan, including some of the priciest digs and sought-after office spaces. Additionally, the REIT holds plenty of office and retail space in Brooklyn, Westchester and neighboring Connecticut and New Jersey. All in all, SLG's portfolio features some of the most irreplaceable buildings in the entire city.As such, the REIT is able to charge some pretty hefty rents for its properties while still enjoying high occupancy rates. New York City rents have stayed pretty stable since the end of the recession.Meanwhile, SLG has been smartly selling off smaller assets and many of its suburban properties to provide capital for its rich development pipeline. This includes several show-stopper buildings that have already been leased to near-capacity. Ultimately, recycling this capital makes sense and SLG should enjoy higher rents/occupancy rates when its construction is online.As they wait, investors in SLG stock can enjoy its 3.9% dividend that has slowly grown over the years.At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the REITs mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post 5 Wonderful REITs to Buy Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc NYSE:HSTView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for HST with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding HST are favorable, with net inflows of $10.02 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NeutralThe current level displays a neutral indicator. HST credit default swap spreads are within the middle of their range for the last three years.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) (the “Company”) will report financial results for the first quarter 2019 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, after the market close. The Company will hold a conference call and discuss its first quarter 2019 results and its business outlook for 2019 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Interested individuals are invited to listen to the call via telephone at (323) 794-2093. It is recommended that participants call 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to ensure proper connection. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be available on the Company’s website at www.hosthotels.com. A replay of the call will be available Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET until Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET via telephone at (888) 203-1112, passcode number 3475689, or via webcast on the Company’s website through June 3, 2019.
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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc is a lodging real estate investment trust. The dividend yield of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc stocks is 4.06%. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 0.60% over the past ten years.
It’s earnings season, and many public companies with a presence in Greater Washington are releasing tidbits about their developments and holdings here via their calls with analysts. Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI): The developer of West Alex at King and Beauregard streets in Alexandria, and Centro Arlington at Columbia Pike and South George Mason Drive, says both projects are “progressing nicely,” with residential preleasing (Centro Arlington has 366 units and West Alex 271) expected to start in the second half of the year. The Harris Teeter at Centro Arlington is expected to open by the end of 2019.
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Starwood Capital Group and the billionaire LeFrak family sold the 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach for $610 million. The 429-room oceanfront hotel at 2341 Collins Ave. was acquired by Bethesda, Maryland-based Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST). Miami Beach-based Starwood Capital Group will continue operating and managing the hotel. "We're excited to partner with Host Hotels to continue to expand the 1 Hotels brand,” said Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group.
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