Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) announced a monthly dividend on Friday, January 11th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 31st will be given a dividend of 0.11 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, February 22nd. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 30th.
Chatham Lodging Trust has increased its dividend by an average of 3.8% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 4 consecutive years. Chatham Lodging Trust has a dividend payout ratio of 68.8% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Research analysts expect Chatham Lodging Trust to earn $1.98 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.32 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 66.7%.
Shares of CLDT traded up $0.09 on Friday, reaching $19.58. 257,611 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 292,826. The stock has a market cap of $903.81 million, a PE ratio of 9.15 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Chatham Lodging Trust has a 12 month low of $17.29 and a 12 month high of $23.51.
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on CLDT. ValuEngine upgraded Chatham Lodging Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Chatham Lodging Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.60.
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About Chatham Lodging Trust
Chatham Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused primarily on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels. The company owns interests in 136 hotels totaling 18,616 rooms/suites, comprised of 41 properties it wholly owns with an aggregate of 6,117 rooms/suites in 15 states and the District of Columbia and a minority investment in two joint ventures that own 95 hotels with an aggregate of 12,499 rooms/suites.
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