Traders bought shares of Hospitality Properites Trust (NYSE:HPT) on weakness during trading hours on Tuesday. $72.95 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $39.13 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Hospitality Properites Trust had the 10th highest net in-flow for the day. Hospitality Properites Trust traded down ($1.35) for the day and closed at $30.55

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HPT. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Hospitality Properites Trust in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised Hospitality Properites Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 11th. FBR & Co cut Hospitality Properites Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $31.00 to $32.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet raised Hospitality Properites Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Hospitality Properites Trust in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.50.

The stock has a market cap of $4.63 billion and a PE ratio of 35.81. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $30.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.89.

Hospitality Properites Trust (NYSE:HPT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.05 by $0.04. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.99 EPS. The firm had revenue of $550.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $544 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Hospitality Properites Trust will post $3.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.51 per share. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 20th.

Other large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of 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. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of Hospitality Properites Trust by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,167,595 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $30,532,000 after buying an additional 49,861 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its stake in shares of Hospitality Properites Trust by 263.6% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 127,408 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,332,000 after buying an additional 92,371 shares in the last quarter. KBC Group NV boosted its stake in shares of 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. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Hospitality Properites Trust by 48.5% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 51,234 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,339,000 after buying an additional 16,743 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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