News stories about Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) have trended positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ashford Hospitality Trust earned a news impact score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.470474668336 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) traded down 0.514% during trading on Friday, reaching $6.775. The company had a trading volume of 115,139 shares. Ashford Hospitality Trust has a 52 week low of $5.35 and a 52 week high of $8.23. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $6.36 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.28. The company’s market capitalization is $660.09 million.

Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by ($0.03). Ashford Hospitality Trust had a negative net margin of 5.43% and a negative return on equity of 10.41%. The business had revenue of $390.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $399.01 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Ashford Hospitality Trust will post ($1.10) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Saturday, September 30th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Ashford Hospitality Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently -35.82%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered Ashford Hospitality Trust from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 price target on shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target on shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Ashford Hospitality Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Ashford Hospitality Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ashford Hospitality Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.46.

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Company Profile

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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