Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and Marriot International (
). 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%.
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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 (
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%.