Hospitality Properites Trust (HPT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 29, 2013

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Hospitality Properites Trust ( HPT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HPT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.44% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of HPT was $25.67, representing a -8.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.99 and a 21.49% 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. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HPT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.94. Zacks Investment Research reports HPT's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -8.11%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.

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

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 ( KBWY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 10.77% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HPT at 4.31%.



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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