Diamondrock Hospitality Company (DRH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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Diamondrock Hospitality Company ( DRH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.085 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DRH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.25% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of DRH was $9.02, representing a -18.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $11.01 and a 11.22% increase over the 52 week low of $8.11.

DRH is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). DRH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.08. Zacks Investment Research reports DRH's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -6.41%, compared to an industry average of 7.6%.

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

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

  • iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund ( IJS )
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P SmallCap Value ( SLYV )
  • Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF ( VIOV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VIOV with an increase of 12.31% over the last 100 days. IJS has the highest percent weighting of DRH at 0.76%.



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: AMT , DRH , IJS , SLYV , SPG , VIOV

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