Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) by 92.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 43,446 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 20,864 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Hospitality Properties Trust were worth $1,245,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in HPT. Ffcm LLC boosted its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 221.1% in the 2nd quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 3,834 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 2,640 shares during the last quarter. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust boosted its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust now owns 4,925 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP boosted its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 8.4% in the 2nd quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 6,827 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $199,000 after buying an additional 527 shares during the last quarter. Girard Partners LTD. bought a new position in Hospitality Properties Trust in the 3rd quarter valued at $202,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 8,125 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $237,000 after purchasing an additional 323 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.62% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on HPT. BidaskClub raised Hospitality Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hospitality Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Robert W. Baird set a $30.00 price target on Hospitality Properties Trust and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.17.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) opened at $30.14 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 0.42 and a quick ratio of 0.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,940.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.33, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.05. Hospitality Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $26.64 and a 12 month high of $32.68.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $577.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $581.67 million. Hospitality Properties Trust had a return on equity of 8.79% and a net margin of 11.66%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Hospitality Properties Trust will post 3.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 16th. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd were paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. Hospitality Properties Trust’s payout ratio 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.

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

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