Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 7/15/13. As a percentage of LHO's recent stock price of $23.02, this dividend works out to approximately 0.87%, so look for shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties to trade 0.87% lower — all else being equal — when LHO shares open for trading on 6/26/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for LHO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by LaSalle Hotel Properties:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from LHO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.48% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of LHO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, LHO's low point in its 52 week range is $22.33 per share, with $30.01 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.04.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, LHO makes up 1.85% of the S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio ETF (PSCF) which is trading lower by about 1.2% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, LaSalle Hotel Properties shares are currently off about 2.5% on the day.
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