) -- The ex-dividend date for

Host Hotels & Resorts



) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $16.68 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Host Hotels has been 7.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Host Hotels has a market cap of $11.62 billion and is part of the


sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

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