Cash Dividend On The Way From Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, Chesapeake Lodging Trust ( CHSP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.24, payable on 7/15/13. As a percentage of CHSP's recent stock price of $20.10, this dividend works out to approximately 1.19%, so look for shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust to trade 1.19% lower — all else being equal — when CHSP shares open for trading on 6/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CHSP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.24 declared by Chesapeake Lodging Trust:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CHSP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.78% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CHSP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Chesapeake Lodging Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CHSP's low point in its 52 week range is $15.69 per share, with $24.13 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.07.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to CHSP, which trades under the symbol CHSP.PRA — more info ».

In Monday trading, Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are currently off about 1% on the day.

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