Traders sold shares of Hospitality Properites Trust (NYSE:HPT) on strength during trading on Monday. $6.61 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $31.76 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $25.15 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Hospitality Properites Trust had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Hospitality Properites Trust traded up $0.08 for the day and closed at $30.69

A number of equities research analysts have commented on HPT shares. TheStreet upgraded Hospitality Properites Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Hospitality Properites Trust in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Hospitality Properites Trust in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hospitality Properites Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, FBR & Co cut Hospitality Properites Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $31.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.50.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.15 and a 200 day moving average of $27.12. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.65 billion and a PE ratio of 35.98.

Hospitality Properites Trust (NYSE:HPT) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.04. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.99 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $550.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $544 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Hospitality Properites Trust will post $3.59 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 18th. Investors of record on Friday, July 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.51 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 20th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.65%.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 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 valued at $1,149,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in 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 valued at $1,339,000 after buying an additional 16,743 shares during 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 valued at $1,709,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its position in 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 valued at $3,332,000 after buying an additional 92,371 shares during 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 valued at $50,592,000 after buying an additional 28,860 shares during 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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