Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust now owns 4,925 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $144,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares during the period. Hospitality Properties Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 8,125 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $237,000 after purchasing an additional 323 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 7.8% in the second quarter. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.03.
Hersha Hospitality Trust is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). Quantbot Technologies LP boosted its stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 8.4% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,093,913 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $31,891,000 after acquiring an additional 49,597 shares during the period. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 12.0% in the second quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,350 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $332,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period.
In other news, COO Neil H. Shah bought 2,823 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th.
Shares of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) traded up $0.37 on Friday, reaching $29.14. 552,029 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 439,994.
Another recent and important Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: "Hospitality Properties Trust Announces 2017 Dividend Allocation" on January 16, 2018. The company has a market cap of $4,728.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44.
Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. First Allied Advisory owns 0.03% invested in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) for 24,575 shares. During the same quarter a year ago, the business posted $1.03 EPS. Investors of record on Monday, January 29th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.16%. Hospitality Properties Trust pays out 180.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on HT shares. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a "market perform" rating to an "underperform" rating and set a $28.00 price objective for the company.in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th.
Among 12 analysts covering Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. Robert W. Baird set a $30.00 price target on Hospitality Properties Trust and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. FBR Capital upgraded the shares of HPT in report on Friday, November 11 to "Outperform" rating. Host Hotels & Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hospitality Properties Trust, indicating that it is now the more affordable of the two stocks.
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The stock of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) registered an increase of 3.56% in short interest.