Hospitality Properites Trust (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 24, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased HPT stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that HPT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $28.26, the dividend yield is 6.65%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPT was $28.26,
representing a -0.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.31 and
a 33.74% increase over the 52 week low of $21.13.
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 $.84. Zacks Investment Research reports HPT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.32%, compared to an
industry average of 7.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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
23.91% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of HPT at 4.16%.