Shares of Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) have appreciated by about 19% since my last discussion of the company in Sept. 2012, outperforming the share price appreciation of the S&P 500 as well as competitors LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO), Host Hotel & Resorts (HST), Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) and Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) (see graph). While no two companies are the same, when a company in an industry outperforms the peer group it tells you it is a company worth investing in.
Hospitality Properties Trust's common stock still seems like a good investment even following its recent outperformance. Importantly, the company is able to grow well through acquisitions and...
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