Huazhu Group Limited ( HTHT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased HTHT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -50% decrease from the prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of HTHT was $29.48, representing a -40.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.60 and a 18.39% increase over the 52 week low of $24.90.
HTHT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. ( LVS ) and Marriott International ( MAR ). HTHT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.68. Zacks Investment Research reports HTHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 8.46%, compared to an industry average of 22.1%.
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