Reminder: Hospitality Properties Trust's Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 6/26/14, Hospitality Properties Trust's 7.125% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares ( HPT.PRD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4453, payable on 7/15/14. As a percentage of HPT.PRD's recent share price of $26.09, this dividend works out to approximately 1.71%, so look for shares of HPT.PRD to trade 1.71% lower — all else being equal — when HPT.PRD shares open for trading on 6/26/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.85%, which compares to an average yield of 6.82% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, HPT.PRD was trading at a 4.00% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 1.15% in the "Real Estate" category. The chart below shows the one year performance of HPT.PRD shares, versus HPT:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for HPT.PRD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.4453 on Hospitality Properties Trust's 7.125% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Hospitality Properties Trust ( HPT) makes up 1.03% of the SuperDividend ETF (SDIV) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Hospitality Properties Trust's 7.125% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares ( HPT.PRD) is currently up about 0.3% on the day, while the common shares ( HPT) are down about 0.3%.

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