I have owned this stock for years and I feel the dividend will increase. Haven't heard anyone discuss this stock as I feel there is room for it to run and increase the dividend along the way. It is a great diversification stock in most people' s income portfolio.
You can always do better. I feel diversification is important rather than having a bunch of M Reits, and MLP's, HPT provides just that.
MPW is another great diversification play which is almost another double I have. Although MPW may be a little pricy, I think their dividends will increase within the next 3 QTRS
HPT is almost a double for me and has increased divis.
With TA paying them rent now, they should be able to increase dividends again soon once some of their remodels are finished.
It is a sleep at night stock and I enjoy sleeping