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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST) 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 financial 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.