Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.32

Headlines about Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hospitality Properties Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.257140794378 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. 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 reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised Hospitality Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Wells Fargo & Co lowered Hospitality Properties Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $28.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two 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 company’s stock. Hospitality Properties Trust presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.75.

Shares of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) traded up $0.16 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $27.27. Hospitality Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $25.62 and a 12 month high of $32.68. The firm has a market cap of $4,480.00, a P/E ratio of 19.48, a P/E/G ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44.

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

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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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