Hospitality Properites Trust ( HPT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 23, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 22, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HPT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.26% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $30.52, the dividend yield is 6.42%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPT was $30.52, representing a -1.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $31 and a 23.76% increase over the 52 week low of $24.66.
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 $.8. Zacks Investment Research reports HPT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.46%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HPT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HPT as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 6.62% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HPT at 4.35%.