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LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2012

LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LHO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that LHO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $25.85, the dividend yield is 3.09%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LHO was $25.85, representing a -15.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.46 and a 15.76% increase over the 52 week low of $22.33.

LHO is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). LHO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.42. Zacks Investment Research reports LHO's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 30.51%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.

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

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

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

  • PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCF )
  • iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund ( IJS )
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P SmallCap Value ( SLYV )
  • iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund ( IWN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IJS with an increase of 8.96% over the last 100 days. PSCF has the highest percent weighting of LHO at 2.2%.

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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