Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Cut Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) Stake By $97.21 Million; Ing Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund (IGD) Sentiment Is 1.59

June 20, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $737.33 million. The primary objective of the Fund is to provide a high level of income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. It has a 5.52 P/E ratio. It invests in a portfolio of global common stocks that have a history of attractive dividend yields and employing an option strategy of writing call options on a portion of the equity portfolio.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc decreased Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) stake by 69.47% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc sold 5.40 million shares as Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST)’s stock declined 1.63%. The Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc holds 2.37M shares with $44.72 million value, down from 7.77M last quarter. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc now has $14.33 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.47% or $0.09 reaching $19.01 per share. About 402,298 shares traded. Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) has risen 23.72% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.02% the S&P500.

About 35,605 shares traded. Voya Global Equity Div & Prm Oppty Fund (IGD) has risen 8.89% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.81% the S&P500.

Shaker Financial Services Llc holds 1.07% of its portfolio in Voya Global Equity Div & Prm Oppty Fund for 266,814 shares. National Asset Management Inc. owns 598,311 shares or 0.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Vident Investment Advisory Llc has 0.56% invested in the company for 686,733 shares. The New York-based Ota Financial Group L.P. has invested 0.37% in the stock. Advisors Asset Management Inc., a Colorado-based fund reported 2.60 million shares.

Since December 21, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $5.01 million activity. Another trade for 31,147 shares valued at $561,064 was made by TYRRELL NATHAN S on Tuesday, February 28. 8,427 shares were sold by MACNAMARA BRIAN G, worth $163,343. RAKOWICH WALTER C had sold 2,828 shares worth $49,745. $2.03M worth of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) was sold by ABJI MINAZ. LARSON GREGORY J sold $423,200 worth of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) on Friday, March 17. HAMILTON JOANNE G. sold $278,373 worth of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) on Wednesday, March 15. $922,240 worth of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) shares were sold by MARRIOTT RICHARD E.

Among 19 analysts covering Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Host Hotels & Resorts had 48 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Friday, July 31. As per Wednesday, July 20, the company rating was downgraded by Evercore. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, May 18. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21 target in Wednesday, September 30 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Boenning & Scattergood. UBS maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, February 4 report. The stock of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) earned “Sell” rating by M Partners on Tuesday, August 11. The stock of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Deutsche Bank. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $20 target in Wednesday, August 12 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.11, from 1.09 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 56 investors sold HST shares while 146 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 775.94 million shares or 2.06% less from 792.30 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.11% in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST). British Columbia Management reported 338,709 shares. Hartford Management owns 317,880 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Proshare Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 292,158 shares. Dupont Cap holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) for 71,789 shares. 195,529 are owned by Commonwealth Equity Ser. Barclays Plc owns 961,176 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Parametric Assocs reported 2.06M shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Ibm Retirement Fund holds 68,884 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Ltd accumulated 13,745 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Profund Advisors Ltd Company has invested 0.03% in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST). Royal Bank Of Canada has 0.01% invested in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) for 1.21M shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America holds 2,835 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 221,636 were accumulated by Texas Permanent School Fund.

Analysts await Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) to report earnings on August, 4. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, down 6.12% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.49 per share. HST’s profit will be $346.75 million for 10.33 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Host Hotels and Resorts Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.55% EPS growth.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc increased Community Health Systems Inc (NYSE:CYH) stake by 230,370 shares to 430,326 valued at $2.41 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Quality Systems Inc (NASDAQ:QSII) stake by 243,730 shares and now owns 314,764 shares. Loews Corp (NYSE:L) was raised too.

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