Hospitality Properties Trust About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (HPT)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/23/13, Hospitality Properties Trust ( HPT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.48, payable on 11/22/13. As a percentage of HPT's recent stock price of $29.99, this dividend works out to approximately 1.60%, so look for shares of Hospitality Properties Trust to trade 1.60% lower — all else being equal — when HPT shares open for trading on 10/23/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HPT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.48 declared by Hospitality Properties 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 HPT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HPT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Hospitality Properties Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HPT's low point in its 52 week range is $21.13 per share, with $32.64 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.97.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HPT makes up 3.25% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Hospitality Properties Trust shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.

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