Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc ( AHT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AHT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.09% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of AHT was $11.91, representing a -5.33% decrease from the 52 week high of $12.58 and a 62.48% increase over the 52 week low of $7.33.

AHT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). AHT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.31. Zacks Investment Research reports AHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.01%, compared to an industry average of 7.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AHT Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AHT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AHT as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Zacks Micro Cap ( PZI )
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolio ( PRFZ )
  • Schwab U.S. REIT ETF ( SCHH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PRFZ with an increase of 17.27% over the last 100 days. PZI has the highest percent weighting of AHT at 0.27%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AHT , AMT , PRFZ , PZI , SCHH , SPG

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