News headlines about Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE:AHP) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ashford Hospitality Prime earned a news sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.019917146555 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) traded up 0.70% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $10.12. The company had a trading volume of 126,324 shares. Ashford Hospitality Prime has a 12 month low of $9.02 and a 12 month high of $14.87. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $9.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $259.69 million, a P/E ratio of 18.47 and a beta of 1.17.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Saturday, September 30th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.32%. Ashford Hospitality Prime’s dividend payout ratio is currently 177.78%.

AHP has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Ashford Hospitality Prime in a research note on Monday, June 26th. BidaskClub cut Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. ValuEngine cut Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised Ashford Hospitality Prime from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $14.00 to $13.00 in a research note on Friday, June 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Ashford Hospitality Prime presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.17.

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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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