Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 11/14/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 11/10/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/8/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc is a self advised Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust organized to pursue opportunities in the lodging industry. Initial assets consist of six hotels comprised of four Embassy Suites and two Radisson properties as well as eight asset management and consulting agreements. “
  • 11/7/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc is a self advised Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust organized to pursue opportunities in the lodging industry. Initial assets consist of six hotels comprised of four Embassy Suites and two Radisson properties as well as eight asset management and consulting agreements. “
  • 11/1/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley.
  • 10/31/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc is a self advised Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust organized to pursue opportunities in the lodging industry. Initial assets consist of six hotels comprised of four Embassy Suites and two Radisson properties as well as eight asset management and consulting agreements. “
  • 10/10/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $7.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc is a self advised Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust organized to pursue opportunities in the lodging industry. Initial assets consist of six hotels comprised of four Embassy Suites and two Radisson properties as well as eight asset management and consulting agreements. “
  • 10/3/2017 – Ashford Hospitality Trust had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. They now have a $7.50 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Focus on upper upscale full-service hotels, evaluating options regarding select-service portfolio. We note that the company announced the strategy in June 2015. Since then, it has sold nine select-service hotels for $218m. There are 61 additional select-service hotels in the portfolio, with TTM Hotel EBITDA of $147m (31% of total TTM, as of 2Q). The company is looking at strategic alternatives for select-service, although timing and alternatives remain uncertain (hurdles include assets in debt pools, use of proceeds, etc.).””

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) opened at $6.29 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.94, a current ratio of 3.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.29. Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc has a 12 month low of $5.68 and a 12 month high of $8.23. The stock has a market cap of $614.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.85, a P/E/G ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 1.53.

Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $353.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $360.10 million. Ashford Hospitality Trust had a negative return on equity of 10.79% and a negative net margin of 5.61%. Ashford Hospitality Trust’s revenue was down 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th were issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. Ashford Hospitality Trust’s payout ratio is -35.04%.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc is an externally-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is focused on investing in the hospitality industry with a focus on full-service upscale and upper-upscale hotels in the United States. The Company owns its lodging investments and conducts its business through Ashford Hospitality Limited Partnership (Ashford Trust OP), its operating partnership.

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