Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 30, 2013
Hersha Hospitality Trust ( HT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 11th quarter that HT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $5.65, the dividend yield is 4.25%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HT was $5.65, representing a -10.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $6.30 and a 16.49% increase over the 52 week low of $4.85.
HT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.01. Zacks Investment Research reports HT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.63%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.