Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) Shares Sold by NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc

NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc decreased its holdings in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) by 68.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,800 shares during the period. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc’s holdings in Hospitality Properties Trust were worth $52,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of HPT. We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new position in Hospitality Properties Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $42,000. KBC Group NV purchased a new position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust during the 4th quarter worth approximately $57,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 2,288.0% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,555,209 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $65,000 after acquiring an additional 1,490,083 shares during the period. First Hawaiian Bank grew its holdings in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 10.9% during the 4th quarter. First Hawaiian Bank now owns 5,271 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $126,000 after acquiring an additional 520 shares during the period. Finally, Girard Partners LTD. bought a new stake in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $130,000. 74.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of HPT stock opened at $26.09 on Tuesday. Hospitality Properties Trust has a 52-week low of $22.47 and a 52-week high of $29.43. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.61.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.01. Hospitality Properties Trust had a return on equity of 5.90% and a net margin of 8.09%. The business had revenue of $550.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $538.02 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.54 EPS. Hospitality Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Hospitality Properties Trust will post 3.71 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 28th were paid a $0.53 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, January 25th. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.13%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on HPT. B. Riley set a $32.00 price target on Hospitality Properties Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. BidaskClub cut Hospitality Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Hospitality Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Hospitality Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hospitality Properties Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

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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, 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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