Hospitality Properites Trust ( HPT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 22, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HPT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that HPT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $28.56, the dividend yield is 6.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HPT was $28.56, representing a -7.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $31 and a 15.82% 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 $.86. Zacks Investment Research reports HPT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.72%, compared to an industry average of 9.1%.
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 decrease of -0.49% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HPT at 4.35%.