Hospitality Properites Trust (HPT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 23, 2013


Hospitality Properites Trust ( HPT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 23, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.48 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HPT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.13% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $29.98, the dividend yield is 6.4%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HPT was $29.98, representing a -8.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.64 and a 41.88% 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 $.81. Zacks Investment Research reports HPT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.99%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HPT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 decrease of -6.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HPT at 4.64%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AMT , HPT , KBWY , SPG News News

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