2. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is up $0.10 (0.55) to $18.33 on average volume Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.14-$18.43 after having opened the day at $18.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.23. 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. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 1827.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.