Shares of Hospitality Properites Trust (NYSE:HPT) hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $32.11 and last traded at $32.08, with a volume of 197,390 shares. The stock had previously closed at $31.91.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Hospitality Properites Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hospitality Properites Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Hospitality Properites Trust in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Hospitality Properites Trust in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, FBR & Co increased their price target on Hospitality Properites Trust from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hospitality Properites Trust has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.33.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $29.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.80 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.66.

Hospitality Properites Trust (NYSE:HPT) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.01. The firm earned $474.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $476.94 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.83 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Hospitality Properites Trust will post $3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 18th. Investors of record on Friday, July 22nd will be paid a $0.51 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 20th. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.44%.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HPT. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its position in Hospitality Properites Trust by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 43,959 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,149,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. KBC Group NV boosted its position in Hospitality Properites Trust by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 65,370 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,709,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its position in Hospitality Properites Trust by 29.4% in the fourth quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 131,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,449,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares in the last quarter. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Hospitality Properites Trust by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC now owns 80,547 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,107,000 after buying an additional 326 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Hospitality Properites Trust by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,934,581 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $50,592,000 after buying an additional 28,860 shares in the last quarter.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company owns approximately 300 hotels with over 45,860 rooms or suites, and approximately 190 travel centers. The Company’s segments include hotel investments, travel center investments and corporate. The Company’s properties are located in approximately 50 states in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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