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How to buy Hersha Hospitality Trust stock | $8.81

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Hersha Hospitality Trust is a reit-hotel & motel business based in the US. Hersha Hospitality Trust shares (HT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hersha Hospitality Trust employs 49 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$272 million.

How to buy shares in Hersha Hospitality Trust

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hersha Hospitality Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hersha Hospitality Trust reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$8.81, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hersha Hospitality Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hersha Hospitality Trust. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Hersha Hospitality Trust share price

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Hersha Hospitality Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$8.81
52-week rangeUSD$2.1321 - USD$13.4867
50-day moving average USD$7.8838
200-day moving average USD$6.327
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.98
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$1.12 (22.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.53

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Is it a good time to buy Hersha Hospitality Trust stock?

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Hersha Hospitality Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.81 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-11) 14.42%
1 month (2020-12-18) 7.18%
3 months (2020-10-16) 73.77%
6 months (2020-07-17) 59.03%
1 year (2020-01-17) -36.62%
2 years (2019-01-18) -50.31%
3 years (2018-01-18) 18.02
5 years (2016-01-15) 17.45

Is Hersha Hospitality Trust under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hersha Hospitality Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hersha Hospitality Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hersha Hospitality Trust's PEG ratio

Hersha Hospitality Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.32. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Hersha Hospitality Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hersha Hospitality Trust's EBITDA

Hersha Hospitality Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$16.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hersha Hospitality Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hersha Hospitality Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$272 million
Gross profit TTM USD$170 million
Return on assets TTM -2.46%
Return on equity TTM -18.76%
Profit margin -48.11%
Book value $16.918
Market capitalisation USD$311.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hersha Hospitality Trust shares

There are currently 966,316 Hersha Hospitality Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Hersha Hospitality Trust's "short interest". This figure is 59.9% down from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hersha Hospitality Trust shares can be evaluated.

Hersha Hospitality Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hersha Hospitality Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares traded daily (recently around 578632.33532934). Hersha Hospitality Trust's SIR currently stands at 1.67. In other words for every 100,000 Hersha Hospitality Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1670 shares are currently held short.

However Hersha Hospitality Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hersha Hospitality Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hersha Hospitality Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hersha Hospitality Trust shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0454% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hersha Hospitality Trust shares, roughly 45 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hersha Hospitality Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Hersha Hospitality Trust stock.

Hersha Hospitality Trust share dividends

We're not expecting Hersha Hospitality Trust to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Hersha Hospitality Trust's shares ever split?

Hersha Hospitality Trust's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 23 June 2015. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hersha Hospitality Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hersha Hospitality Trust shares which in turn could have impacted Hersha Hospitality Trust's share price.

Hersha Hospitality Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hersha Hospitality Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.1321 up to $13.4867. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hersha Hospitality Trust's is 2.7837. This would suggest that Hersha Hospitality Trust's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Hersha Hospitality Trust overview

Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) is a self-advised real estate investment trust in the hospitality sector, which owns and operates high quality upscale and lifestyle hotels in urban gateway markets and resort destinations. The Company's 49 hotels totaling 7,774 rooms are located in New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, South Florida and select markets on the West Coast. The Company's common shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ?HT.?

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