11,439 Shares in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SVC) Acquired by Dupont Capital Management Corp

Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SVC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm bought 11,439 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $295,000.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in SVC. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 46.8% during the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 598,075 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $15,734,000 after buying an additional 190,582 shares during the last quarter. Eii Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Eii Capital Management Inc. now owns 17,599 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $440,000 after buying an additional 510 shares during the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new position in Hospitality Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $547,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in Hospitality Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $292,000. Finally, RPG Investment Advisory LLC raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter. RPG Investment Advisory LLC now owns 254,633 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,350,000 after buying an additional 14,593 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.63% of the company’s stock.

SVC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.33.

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Hospitality Properties Trust stock opened at $23.99 on Friday. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $25.27 and its 200 day moving average price is $25.07. Hospitality Properties Trust has a 1 year low of $22.47 and a 1 year high of $28.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.50 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a current ratio of 0.18.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SVC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.02. Hospitality Properties Trust had a negative net margin of 9.12% and a negative return on equity of 7.74%. The firm had revenue of $610.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $606.51 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts predict that Hospitality Properties Trust will post 3.7 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 14th. Investors of record on Monday, October 28th will be paid a $0.54 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 25th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.00%. This is a boost from Hospitality Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.52. Hospitality Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 58.54%.

About Hospitality Properties Trust

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns a diverse portfolio of hotels and travel centers located in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT's properties are operated under long term management or lease agreements. HPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SVC)

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