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Continued from 35 Top Yielding Real Estate Investment Trusts, Part 6: Office REITs

Below is a list of the five top yielding Hotel/Motel REITs, sorted by dividend yield:

1. Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) offers a 6.27% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date, the date on which an investor must own the stock to qualify for the dividend, is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $154.37 million and is trading at $11.17, 35.61% below its 52-week high and 26.64% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at four strong buys, zero buys, zero holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $16.75.

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2. Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP) offers a 5.01% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $513.27 million and is trading at $15.96, 14.64% below its 52-week high and 49.30% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at six strong buys, one buy, two holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $17.88.

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3. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT) offers a 4.77% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $570.77 million and is trading at $8.39, 40.07% below its 52-week high and 43.59% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at one strong buy, one buy, four holds, zero sells, and one strong sell with a mean target of $9.17.

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4. Diamondrock Hospitality Co. (DRH) offers a 3.25% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $1.65 billion and is trading at $9.85, 19.91% below its 52-week high and 56.35% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at three strong buys, zero buys, eleven holds, zero sells, and one strong sell with a mean target of $9.43.

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5. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) offers a 2.45% annual dividend, distributed to investors each quarter. The next ex-dividend date is December 28th, 2011. (Investors who purchase this stock on December 27th, 2011 will receive this dividend.)

The company holds a current market cap of $999.17 million and is trading at $19.63, 10.89% below its 52-week high and 41.32% above its 52-week low. Analyst opinion stands at six strong buys, two buys, zero holds, zero sells, and zero strong sells with a mean target of $20.67.

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Source: 35 Top Yielding Real Estate Investment Trusts, Part 7: Hotel/Motel REITs