Increasing Dividends & Enhancing Holdings - Research Report on W.P. Carey, Colony Financial, Strategic Hotels & Resorts and Summit Hotel Properties

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NEW YORK,  March 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Source announced new research reports highlighting W.P. Carey
Inc. REIT (NYSE: WPC), Colony Financial Inc (NYSE: CLNY), Strategic Hotels &
Resorts Inc (NYSE: BEE), Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) and Summit Hotel
Properties Inc (NYSE:INN). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

W.P. Carey Inc. REIT Research Report

Carey Watermark Investors, a publicly registered non-traded REIT whose portfolio
is managed by W.P. Carey Inc., recently announced its acquisition of Courtyard
by Marriott Pittsburgh Shadyside. The 132-room hotel is worth approximately 
$34.6 million, including  $29.9 million  purchase price and  $4.8 million  of
planned capital improvements and acquisition-related costs. According to Michael
Medzingian, CEO of Carey Watermark Investors, this investment provides an
opportunity for generating strong cash flow and future value for investors.
Going forward, the company believes that its investment strategies will continue
to provide steady inflows. Furthermore, as a sign of the benefits and
recognition that the company has gained following its conversion to REIT status
and its merger with CPA: 15,  W.P. Carey  has increased its quarterly dividend
by 24 percent to  82 cents  per share, equating to an annualized rate of  $3.28.
The Full Research Report on W.P. Carey Inc. REIT - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at: [http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/3f93_WPC]

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Colony Financial Inc Research Report

Colony Financial has been gaining constantly since the company crushed estimates
for the fourth quarter, reporting a 22 percent increase in profit on strong
revenue growth. The company's investment strategies like acquiring single family
houses for rent in select major US markets allowed it to earn interest in more
than 7000 homes. Going forward, the company cites many potential transactions
including ones in  Europe  that will help the company sustain its strong
momentum. Seeing the company's potential, analysts at RBC Capital boosted their
price target to  $24  and maintained their Outperform rating on the stock. The
Full Research Report on Colony Financial Inc - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at: [http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/f36a_CLNY]

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Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc Research Report

One of Strategic Hotels & Resorts' major growth opportunities is from its
acquisition of Essex House Hotel, which brings the company back to the  New York
 market and allows the company strengthen its operations in the East Coast. This
is part of the company's plans to enhance its portfolio and create shareholder
value. Going forward, the company will focus on maximizing revenue per available
room, non-rooms revenue and profit margins while continuously looking for
opportunities to strengthen its portfolio. The Full Research Report on Strategic
Hotels & Resorts Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/e4f4_BEE]

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Research Report

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust increased its first quarter 2013 dividend by
approximately 33 percent to  16 cents  per common share of beneficial interest,
payable on  April 15, 2013. Looking ahead, the company expects to benefit from
its capital reinvestment and asset management efforts. This includes its
acquisition of the Embassy Suites in San Diego Bay which expands its presence in
the downtown  San Diego  market. The strong demand for lodging in an area
bustling with leisure activities makes the Embassy Suites an excellent
investment for the company. The Full Research Report on Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/7455_PEB]

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Summit Hotel Properties Inc Research Report

Summit Hotel Properties has closed its previously announced acquisition of a
portfolio of five  Louisiana  hotels containing a total of 823 rooms with a
total purchase price of  $135 million. According to president and CEO  Dan
Heusen, this acquisition will allow the company to take advantage of the
business and leisure demand in this market. Going forward, Summit Hotel
Properties expects to benefit from its acquisition of 19 hotels and renovation
of 5 hotels.  The company will also seek new acquisitions and investment
opportunities that will strengthen its portfolio and add shareholder value. The
Full Research Report on Summit Hotel Properties Inc - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at: [http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/fb3a_INN]

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