Last quarter Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) beat estimates by one cent per share and it is up again on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Host Hotels & Resorts to come in with earnings of 33 cents per share on revenues of $1.36 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from 24 cents per share to 37 cents per share. The average estimate has shown no movement over the last three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, the company's loss narrowed to a loss of $2 million (0 cents a share) from a loss of $60 million (9 cents) a year earlier, beating analyst expectations. Revenue rose 8.7% to $983 million from $904 million.

Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Host Hotels & Resorts with 12 of 18 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.

Stock Movement

The stock fell $1.44 per share between May 15, 2012 and May 18, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, April 13, 2012 and July 10, 2012, the stock price fell 84 cents (-5.2%), from $16.31 to $15.47.

Company Fundamental Trends
On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 17.3% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 13.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 11.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 before market open

EPS: 33 cents

Revenue Estimate: $1.36 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)