Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ( HST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of HST was $16.94, representing a -4.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.74 and a 24.71% increase over the 52 week low of $13.58.

HST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.08. Zacks Investment Research reports HST's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.9%, compared to an industry average of 7.6%.


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

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

  • PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio ( PXMC )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Growth Index Fund ( JKH )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VOE with an increase of 15.24% over the last 100 days. PSR has the highest percent weighting of HST at 4.01%.



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 , HST , JKH , PSR , PXMC , SPG , VOE

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