Cash Dividend On The Way From Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/27/13, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc ( AHT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 1/15/14. As a percentage of AHT's recent stock price of $8.48, this dividend works out to approximately 1.42%, so look for shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc to trade 1.42% lower — all else being equal — when AHT shares open for trading on 12/27/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AHT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AHT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.66% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AHT makes up 1.22% of the DWA Developed Markets Momentum Portfolio ETF ( PIZ) which is trading up by about 0.7% on the day Thursday.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is are 3 series of preferred stock that are senior to AHT — find out what they are ».

In Thursday trading, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc shares are currently up about 1.6% on the day.

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