Chesapeake Lodging Trust ( CHSP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CHSP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CHSP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $20.36, the dividend yield is 4.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CHSP was $20.36, representing a -3.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.11 and a 31.69% increase over the 52 week low of $15.46.
CHSP is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). CHSP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.55. Zacks Investment Research reports CHSP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 41.35%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CHSP Dividend History page.