Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. ( HOT ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $1.25 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HOT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 150% increase over the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of HOT was $54.3, representing a -11.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.09 and a 23.05% increase over the 52 week low of $44.13.

HOT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. ( LVS ) and Marriot International ( MAR ). HOT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.99. Zacks Investment Research reports HOT's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 32.62%, compared to an industry average of 15%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEJ with an increase of 3.52% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HOT at 4.73%.



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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