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What: Shares of hotel-focused REIT Ashford Hospitality Trust
So what: This one's a sector effect: Ashford doesn't have any terrible news of its own today, but fellow hotelier Summit Hotels
Now what: This highly focused sector has seen its share of terrible earnings reports lately. Ashford got back to paying a relatively modest dividend this spring after a payout hiatus since 2008, FelCor is still holding back its formerly generous yield, and Summit is only getting started as a publicly traded dividend stock. If you're attracted to the payout requirements of a REIT, perhaps you'd be better off with one of these 13 stellar dividend payers.
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