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Host Marriott Financial Trust (HST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2012

Host Marriott Financial Trust ( HST ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.5% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $15.8, the dividend yield is 2.28%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HST was $15.8, representing a -10.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.57 and a 16.35% increase over the 52 week low of $13.58.

HST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.08. Zacks Investment Research reports HST's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 15.56%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to HST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have HST as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio ( PXMC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMC with an increase of 10.83% over the last 100 days. PSR has the highest percent weighting of HST at 4.2%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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