Axa raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) by 20.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 373,632 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 64,311 shares during the period. Axa owned 0.23% of Hospitality Properties Trust worth $10,645,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust increased its stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust now owns 4,925 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $144,000 after purchasing an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 13,159 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $384,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 32,351 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $943,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 4.1% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 8,125 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $237,000 after purchasing an additional 323 shares during the last quarter. Finally, IHT Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 27.0% during the 2nd quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $332,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.60% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on HPT shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Robert W. Baird set a $30.00 price target on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated an “underperform” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hospitality Properties Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.57.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) opened at $29.68 on Thursday. Hospitality Properties Trust has a one year low of $26.64 and a one year high of $32.68. The firm has a market cap of $5,109.61, a P/E ratio of 8.61, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.05. 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.03. Hospitality Properties Trust had a net margin of 11.66% and a return on equity of 8.79%. The business had revenue of $577.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $581.67 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.03 EPS. Hospitality Properties Trust’s revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Hospitality Properties Trust will post 3.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Hospitality Properties Trust

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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