B. Riley reissued their buy rating on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) in a report released on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a $35.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Hospitality Properties Trust’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.47 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $3.51 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.88 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.18 EPS.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a market perform rating to an underperform rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. BidaskClub raised shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Robert W. Baird set a $30.00 price target on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $31.00 price target on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Hospitality Properties Trust has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $31.75.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ HPT) traded down $0.21 on Monday, hitting $28.93. 718,200 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 600,421. Hospitality Properties Trust has a twelve month low of $26.64 and a twelve month high of $32.68. The company has a market cap of $4,790.00, a P/E ratio of 20.66, a PEG ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 0.42 and a quick ratio of 0.42.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 the consensus estimate of $581.67 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.03 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Hospitality Properties Trust will post 3.57 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Investors of record on Monday, January 29th will be issued a $0.52 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.0178448867536033%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 26th. Hospitality Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 148.57%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of HPT. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 10,812 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $315,000 after purchasing an additional 571 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 20.1% during the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 22,582 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $668,000 after acquiring an additional 3,782 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 6.8% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 723,112 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $21,078,000 after acquiring an additional 45,962 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 9.5% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,052,896 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $30,690,000 after acquiring an additional 91,141 shares during the period. Finally, Amalgamated Bank increased its position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 25.2% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 31,925 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $931,000 after acquiring an additional 6,421 shares during the period. 75.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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