News headlines about Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) have trended positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hospitality Properties Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4556660484217 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ HPT) traded down $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $29.91. The company had a trading volume of 459,385 shares, compared to its average volume of 501,250. The company has a market cap of $4,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.31, a PEG ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 1.05. Hospitality Properties Trust has a 1-year low of $26.64 and a 1-year high of $32.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a current ratio of 0.42.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $577.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $581.67 million. Hospitality Properties Trust had a return on equity of 8.79% and a net margin of 11.66%. Hospitality Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.03 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Hospitality Properties Trust will post 3.58 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were given a $0.52 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.95%. Hospitality Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 148.57%.

HPT has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Hospitality Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hospitality Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target (down from $33.50) on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target (down from $35.00) on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.17.

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Hospitality Properties Trust Company Profile

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s segments include hotel investments, travel center investments and corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 306 hotels with 46,583 rooms or suites, and 198 travel centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in 45 states in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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