News stories about Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE:AHP) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ashford Hospitality Prime earned a coverage optimism score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on AHP shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $14.00 to $13.00 in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Ashford Hospitality Prime in a research note on Monday, June 26th. ValuEngine cut shares of Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.60.

Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE AHP) traded down 1.38% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.01. 249,723 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $319.84 million, a P/E ratio of 26.07 and a beta of 1.16. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.36 and a 200 day moving average of $11.08. Ashford Hospitality Prime has a one year low of $9.28 and a one year high of $16.16.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th were paid a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.39%. Ashford Hospitality Prime’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 177.78%.

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Ashford Hospitality Prime Company Profile

Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc invests in high revenue per available room (RevPAR), luxury hotels and resorts. The Company conducts its business and owns all of its assets through its operating partnership, Ashford Hospitality Prime Limited Partnership (Ashford Prime OP). The Company operates in the direct hotel investment segment of the hotel lodging industry.

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