Advisor OS LLC purchased a new position in Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SVC) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 18,515 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $131,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings 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 valued at $15,734,000 after buying an additional 190,582 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Hospitality Properties Trust by 17.2% during the 1st quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 65,039 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $351,000 after purchasing an additional 9,534 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Hospitality Properties Trust by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,009,271 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $102,651,000 after purchasing an additional 108,450 shares in the last quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp lifted its holdings in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 10.1% in the 1st quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 25,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 2,294 shares during the period. Finally, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 52.9% during the 1st quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 20,823 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 7,203 shares in the last quarter. 70.95% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

SVC has been the topic of several recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their target price on shares of Hospitality Properties Trust from $13.00 to $7.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 22nd. ValuEngine lowered Hospitality Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hospitality Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.00.

NASDAQ:SVC traded up $0.11 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $8.89. The company had a trading volume of 71,565 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,358,493. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.63, a current ratio of 0.14 and a quick ratio of 0.14. Hospitality Properties Trust has a 1-year low of $3.59 and a 1-year high of $26.28. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $8.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.86. The firm has a market cap of $1.45 billion, a PE ratio of -30.96 and a beta of 2.04.

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SVC) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 7th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.23) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.63) by $0.40. Hospitality Properties Trust had a negative net margin of 2.44% and a negative return on equity of 1.86%. On average, analysts expect that Hospitality Properties Trust will post 2.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 27th were given a dividend of $0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.45%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 24th. Hospitality Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 1.06%.

Hospitality Properties Trust Company Profile

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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