Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc's 8.55% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock Ex-Dividend Reminder - 3/27/14

On 3/27/14, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc's 8.55% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock ( AHT.PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5344, payable on 4/15/14. As a percentage of AHT.PRA's recent share price of $26.21, this dividend works out to approximately 2.04%, so look for shares of AHT.PRA to trade 2.04% lower — all else being equal — when AHT.PRA shares open for trading on 3/27/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 8.29%, which compares to an average yield of 7.49% in the "REITs" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, AHT.PRA was trading at a 3.20% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of AHT.PRA shares, versus AHT:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for AHT.PRA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5344 on Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc's 8.55% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc ( AHT) makes up 1.45% of the PowerShares DWA Developed Markets Momentum Portfolio ETF (PIZ) which is trading up by about 0.9% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc's 8.55% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock ( AHT.PRA) is currently up about 1.6% on the day, while the common shares ( AHT) are up about 0.6%.

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