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Banks Climb, REITs Fall as Traders Eye Higher Rates

The Federal Reserve's statement and change in guidance is a bit more hawkish than many market watchers anticipated.  This is giving the financial sector, especially banks, a boost, since lenders tend to benefit from higher (but not too high) long-term borrowing costs.On the flip-side, the prospect of higher rates is pummeling real estate-related stocks.  All 19 REITs in the S&P 500 are trading lower.Here's a look:S&P 500 Bank Stocks Bounce TickerSecurityLastChange% ChgRF Regions Financial Corporation11.070.262.41%ZION Zions Bancorporation32.130.702.23%C Citigroup Inc.49.151.012.10%CMA Comerica Incorporated50.470.941.90%KEY KeyCorp14.170.201.43%BAC Bank of America Corporation17.470.281.63%STI SunTrust Banks, Inc.39.850.571.45%JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.58.660.601.03%PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.85.550.931.10%HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated9.810.060.62%BBT BB&T Corporation39.320.260.67%MTB M&T Bank Corporation118.650.630.53%FITB Fifth Third Bancorp22.850.070.31%USB U.S. Ban...

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

  2. Host Hotels Lifts Dividend by a Penny

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) said Monday that its board authorized a 17% increase in its quarterly cash dividend, to 7 cents a share.The one-penny jump from 6 ce...

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  4. Caterpillar, National-Oilwell Varco Among Stocks Down on Above-average Volume Wednesday

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  7. Hoteliers Reap Benefits of Rise in Business Travel

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  8. Hoteliers reap benefits of rise in business travel

    By Helen ChernikoffNEW YORK (Reuters) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts <HOT.N> and Host Hotels & Resorts <HST.N> said they had more guests in the first quarter as a gradu...

  9. Host Hotels Narrows Loss in 4Q on Higher RevPAR

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) revealed Tuesday a narrowed fourth-quarter loss, as revenue per available room continued to rise along with average rates.The Bethes...

  10. Host Hotels To Buy New York Helmsley Hotel For $313.5 Million

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  11. Host Hotels Widens 3Q Loss, Sales Improve on Higher Rates

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) traded higher Tuesday despite slightly widening its third-quarter loss, as sales surged on higher average room rates.The Bethesda, M...

  12. US judge allows Host Hotels to buy W Union Square

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Host Hotels & Resorts Inc is set to take control of the W New York-Union Square, capping a testy battle among the hotel's lenders and giving Hos...

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  5. Host Hotels Misses EPS Estimates

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  6. Financials Gain, Sector Drives S&P Earnings Growth

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  7. Host Hotels &amp; Resorts 2Q Results: Postgame Scorecard

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