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Westpac Banking Increased Its Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) Position by $968.17 Million as Shares Declined; Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Shareholder Compass Capital Management Trimmed Its Stake

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Westpac Banking Corp increased its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (HST) by 4.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westpac Banking Corp bought 45,885 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.90% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.12 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $23.66 billion, up from 1.08M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westpac Banking Corp who had been investing in Host Hotels & Resorts Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.09B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.66% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $17.44. About 1.26 million shares traded. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) has declined 7.61% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.61% the S&P500. Some Historical HST News: 09/03/2018 – Host Hotels & Resorts: Mini-Tender Offers Seek Less Than 5% of Outstanding Equity; 09/03/2018 – Host Hotels & Resorts: MacKenzie Offer Below the $18.54/Share Host Hotels Close March 7; 12/03/2018 – DIAMONDROCK HOSPITALITY – PRIOR TO JOINING DIAMONDROCK, JOHNSON SERVED AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND TREASURER OF HOST HOTELS & RESORTS; 16/04/2018 – HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC HST.N : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $20 FROM $19; 02/05/2018 – Host Hotels & Resorts Sees FY18 EPS 82c-EPS 88c; 19/03/2018 – Host Hotels & Resorts LP CDS Widens 5 Bps, Most in 5 Months; 15/05/2018 – LAND & BUILDINGS ADDED MAR, PLD, WYNN, HST IN 1Q: 13F; 26/04/2018 – HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC – ANNOUNCED A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IBM RESEARCH; 26/04/2018 – HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC – COMPANIES WILL COLLABORATE TO DEVELOP PREDICTIVE MODELS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE INVESTMENT DECISIONS; 02/05/2018 – Host Hotels & Resorts 1Q Net $253M

Compass Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) by 1.04% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Compass Capital Management Inc sold 1,942 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 184,027 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $31.32 million, down from 185,969 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Compass Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc Ireland for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $92.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.88% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $144.94. About 415,113 shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 6.14% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.14% the S&P500. Some Historical ACN News: 22/03/2018 – ACCENTURE ACN.N SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED SHR $6.61 TO $6.70; 16/05/2018 – IT Services Market in Latin America 2018-2022 with Accenture, Capgemini, HCL Technologies, IBM, and Sonda Dominating – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 09/04/2018 – Accenture Cloud Platform Awarded US Patent for Analytics-Based Multi-Cloud Tagging Capabilities; 03/04/2018 – Accenture Recognized for Innovation Across Microsoft’s Global Procurement with Supplier Partnership of the Year Award; 20/03/2018 – Publicis seeks to boost growth by going deeper into consulting; 23/05/2018 – ACCENTURE PLC ACN.N – AGREED TO ACQUIRE SHANGHAI-BASED HO COMMUNICATION, A FULL-SERVICE DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY IN CHINA; 13/03/2018 – ACCENTURE NAMES VUKANI MNGXATI COUNTRY MD FOR SOUTH AFRICA; 24/04/2018 – Accenture Recognized with 15 Regional Oracle Excellence Awards; 23/03/2018 – Techedge considers new acquisitions following NIMBL takeover, plans Milan IPO – CEO; 15/03/2018 – Potential Benefits of Artificial Intelligence Outweigh Citizen Concerns About Responsible Use by Government, Accenture Survey Shows

More notable recent Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Accenture (ACN) to Acquire Knowledgent – StreetInsider.com” on December 20, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Preparing For The End Of The Cycle (Part VIII): Accenture – Seeking Alpha” published on December 18, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Accenture (ACN) to Acquire Orbium – StreetInsider.com” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Accenture reports Q1 beats, in-line guide – Seeking Alpha” published on December 20, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA), Accenture plc. (NYSE:ACN) – Day After: Still Digesting Big Sell-Off After Rate Decision, Awaiting Nike Earnings – Benzinga” with publication date: December 20, 2018.

Analysts await Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) to report earnings on March, 28. They expect $1.57 EPS, down 0.63% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.58 per share. ACN’s profit will be $1.00 billion for 23.08 P/E if the $1.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.96 actual EPS reported by Accenture plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.90% negative EPS growth.

Among 27 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Accenture Plc had 112 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, June 29, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of ACN in report on Thursday, June 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 5. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, September 28. On Thursday, September 21 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Monday, October 23. The company was maintained on Monday, March 28 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 14 with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, March 30. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 28.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.07 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 27 investors sold ACN shares while 389 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 333 raised stakes. 441.67 million shares or 2.70% less from 453.91 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Kentucky Retirement System Fund has 0.46% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 12,104 shares. Lodestar Invest Counsel Ltd Com Il owns 104,874 shares. Ipswich Invest Mgmt reported 1.1% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Citizens Northern stated it has 3,520 shares. Alphamark Limited Liability Com has 2,219 shares. Checchi Cap Advisers Lc has 0.35% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 18,094 shares. Compton Capital Mngmt Ri holds 9,002 shares. Sandy Spring Natl Bank invested in 27,426 shares. Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation holds 0.45% or 10.22M shares. Penn Davis Mcfarland Inc accumulated 2.47% or 50,384 shares. Brookmont Capital Management reported 22,381 shares or 2.27% of all its holdings. Alps owns 11,565 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Cue Gru has invested 1.69% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Cleararc Inc reported 0.37% stake. Chesley Taft & Lc has invested 1.65% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

Compass Capital Management Inc, which manages about $763.29M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 4,144 shares to 324,954 shares, valued at $27.05M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Illinois Tool Wks Inc (NYSE:ITW) by 16,105 shares in the quarter, for a total of 200,405 shares, and has risen its stake in Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX).

More notable recent Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) news were published by: Csrwire.com which released: “Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and GRESB Hotels Sector Leader, and Winner of NAREIT’s Lodging/Resorts Leader in the Light Award – CSRwire.com” on January 03, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces Leading-Edge Joint Development Agreement With IBM Research – GlobeNewswire” published on April 26, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Host Hotels boosts year forecast – Seeking Alpha” on August 07, 2018. More interesting news about Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Hyatt unloads Union Square hotel as part of $1 billion portfolio sale – San Francisco Business Times” published on February 23, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Host: Buy This REIT – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 03, 2018.

Among 26 analysts covering Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Host Hotels & Resorts had 85 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of HST in report on Wednesday, March 23 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 10. Barclays Capital downgraded Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) rating on Wednesday, August 12. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $20 target. JMP Securities maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Friday, April 7 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 24 by Argus Research. Deutsche Bank upgraded Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) on Thursday, October 12 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, June 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Wednesday, April 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) rating on Monday, March 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $20.0 target. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”.

Westpac Banking Corp, which manages about $5832.75B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) by 9,700 shares to 109,538 shares, valued at $6.55 billion in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC) by 28,649 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 202,688 shares, and cut its stake in Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 1.09 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 25 investors sold HST shares while 168 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 697.67 million shares or 1.95% less from 711.50 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.01% or 56,230 shares. Suntrust Banks invested 0.01% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST). Heritage Investors Corp owns 0.01% invested in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) for 10,000 shares. Stifel holds 0.04% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) or 583,830 shares. Fifth Third Financial Bank has 0.02% invested in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) for 126,726 shares. Axa reported 0.07% stake. Morgan Dempsey Mgmt Lc holds 0.03% in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) or 3,439 shares. Millennium Lc owns 3.54M shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Westwood Hldg Grp invested in 0.01% or 42,338 shares. Eaton Vance invested in 0% or 87,450 shares. Systematic Fincl LP reported 808,024 shares stake. Morgan Stanley holds 0.07% or 13.49M shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 1.87 million shares. 650 were reported by Capstone Invest Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation. 23,816 are owned by Amica Mutual Insurance.

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