Dividend Growth of RLJ Lodging Trust(RLJ)

RLJ Lodging Trust(RLJ) is having a Dividend Yield of 5.56% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.32. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.33. RLJ Lodging Trust has a 5 year average dividend yield of 4.27% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.32. RLJ Lodging Trust(RLJ) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 13, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.33. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1.32. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 5.56%. RLJ Lodging Trust(RLJ) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.49 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.48. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.01. The 5 year historical dividend growth of RLJ Lodging Trust(RLJ) is at the rate of 19.06% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.88. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.42% or 0.1 points. After the session commenced at $23.75, the stock reached the higher end at $23.9301 while it hit a low of $23.61. With the volume soaring to 607,536 shares, the last trade was called at $23.65. The company has a 52-week high of $25.1. The company has a market cap of $2,940 million and there are 124,298,143 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $18.25. Shares of RLJ Lodging Trust appreciated by 1.28% during the last five trading days but lost 1.62% on a 4-week basis. RLJ Lodging Trust is up 8.41% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -3.43%.

Currently the company Insiders own 3.4% of RLJ Lodging Trust shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -2.95% . During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -5.33%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Dec 13, 2016, Leslie D. Hale (COO and CFO) sold 5,000 shares at 25.00 per share price.On Nov 13, 2015, Joseph J Ryan (director) purchased 2,000 shares at 25.37 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.RLJ Lodging Trust was Initiated by Instinet on Dec 14, 2016 to Buy, Price Target of the shares are set at $28.

RLJ Lodging Trust Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 2, 2016. The company reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.70. The company had revenue of $296.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $296.18 million. The companys revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.66 EPS.

RLJ Lodging Trust is a REIT focused on investing primarily in premium-branded, focused-service, and compact full-service hotels. It plans to own hotels concentrated in urban and dense suburban markets.

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