Hospitality Properites Trust (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 23, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 22,
2014. Shareholders who purchased HPT stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
4.26% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $30.52, the dividend yield is 6.42%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPT was $30.52,
representing a -1.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $31 and a
23.76% increase over the 52 week low of $24.66.
HPT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). HPT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.8. Zacks Investment Research reports HPT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.46%, compared to an
industry average of 9.3%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to HPT through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HPT as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of
6.62% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of HPT at 4.35%.