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Hospitality Properites Trust (HPT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 24, 2013

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 7/23/2013 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: AMT;HPT;KBWY;SPG

Hospitality Properites Trust ( HPT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HPT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HPT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $29.12, the dividend yield is 6.46%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HPT was $29.12, representing a -10.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.64 and a 37.81% 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 $.76. Zacks Investment Research reports HPT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.72%, compared to an industry average of 7.5%.

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

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 6.81% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HPT at 4.36%.