Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. HST advanced 3.57% to $15.65 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.88% to 3,699.12 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.83% to 30,218.26. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. closed $3.25 short of its 52-week high ($18.90), which the company achieved on December 27th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Pebblebrook Hotel Trust PEB rose 4.77% to $19.97, RLJ Lodging Trust RLJ rose 6.43% to $14.07, and Diamondrock Hospitality Co. DRH rose 3.56% to $8.72. Trading volume (8.2 M) remained 1.7 million below its 50-day average volume of 10.0 M.