Ashford Hospitality Trust Company Profile (NYSE:AHT)

About Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)

Ashford Hospitality Trust logoAshford 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. The Company's portfolio consists of 121 properties with over 25000 rooms; 86 hotel condominium units at WorldQuest Resort in Orlando, Florida; a 96.6% ownership in Ashford Quantitative Alternatives (U.S.), LP (the AQUA U.S. Fund); a 29.7% ownership in Ashford Inc., and a 13.3% ownership in OpenKey.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Hospitality REITs
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized REITs
  • Symbol: NYSE:AHT
  • CUSIP: 04410310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $622.58 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 97,430,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $6.19
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $6.24
  • 52 Week Range: $5.35 - $8.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 4.54
  • P/E Growth: -1.17
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.45 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.43
  • Book Value: $7.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.84
  • Annual Dividend: $0.48
  • Dividend Yield: 7.5%
  • EBIDTA: $394.52 million
  • Net Margins: -5.43%
  • Return on Equity: -10.41%
  • Return on Assets: -1.64%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 4.94%
  • Current Ratio: 4.37%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.37%
  • Average Volume: 533,822 shs.
  • Beta: 1.47
  • Short Ratio: 3.75

Frequently Asked Questions for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)

What is Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock symbol?

Ashford Hospitality Trust trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AHT."

How often does Ashford Hospitality Trust pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ashford Hospitality Trust?

Ashford Hospitality Trust announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 14th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Monday, October 16th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View Ashford Hospitality Trust's Dividend History.

How were Ashford Hospitality Trust's earnings last quarter?

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.03. The business earned $390.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $399.01 million. Ashford Hospitality Trust had a negative net margin of 5.43% and a negative return on equity of 10.41%. The firm's revenue was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. View Ashford Hospitality Trust's Earnings History.

When will Ashford Hospitality Trust make its next earnings announcement?

Ashford Hospitality Trust is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Ashford Hospitality Trust.

Where is Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock going? Where will Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock price be in 2017?

6 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Ashford Hospitality Trust's shares. Their predictions range from $6.25 to $8.00. On average, they anticipate Ashford Hospitality Trust's share price to reach $7.46 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Ashford Hospitality Trust.

What are analysts saying about Ashford Hospitality Trust stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ashford Hospitality Trust stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "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. " (9/7/2017)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "Date and time of first dissemination: June 25, 2017, 23:11 ET Date and time of production: June 25, 2017, 22:54 ET Target Price / Valuation Methodology: Ashford Hospitality Trust – AHT Our $7 price target is based on a DCF analysis assuming a 9.0% discount rate and a 3% terminal growth rate. This valuation is supported by assuming a 5% discount to our termination fee adjusted year-end 2017 NAV estimate, which is driven by an 8.0% cap rate on 2018 estimates (assuming a 6% FF&E reserve). Our year-end 2017 price target implies a 10.9x 2018E EBITDA multiple. Risks to achieving Target Price / Valuation: Ashford Hospitality Trust – AHT 1. AHT is externally advised by AINC." (6/26/2017)
  • 3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We are reiterating our Overweight rating and $8 price target on AHT. Excluding hotels under renovation, 4Q RevPAR was in line with the US lodging total (as reported by STR), there was modest margin expansion, and AHT undertook the sale of select-service hotels, debt refinancing and preferred issuance. The company has made a proposal to acquire FelCor Lodging (details below). Our Overweight rating is based on valuation, AHT's operating performance that we view positively, and the potential for relatively stronger economic growth as a result of potential new policies that could benefit lodging demand. Our price target implies a total return of approx. 24.7% on current pricing (including the 7.1% dividend yield)." (2/28/2017)

Who are some of Ashford Hospitality Trust's key competitors?

Who are Ashford Hospitality Trust's key executives?

Ashford Hospitality Trust's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Montgomery J. Bennet, Chairman of the Board
  • Douglas A. Kessler, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Deric S. Eubanks, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
  • David A. Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Jeremy JC Welter, Executive Vice President - Asset Management
  • Mark L. Nunneley, Chief Accounting Officer
  • J. Robison Hays III, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Benjamin J. Ansell M.D., Lead Independent Director
  • Amish Gupta, Independent Director
  • Kamal Jafarnia, Independent Director

Who owns Ashford Hospitality Trust stock?

Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (17.46%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (5.23%), State Street Corp (2.90%), Prudential Financial Inc. (2.61%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.32%) and LSV Asset Management (2.19%). Company insiders that own Ashford Hospitality Trust stock include Alan Tallis, Benjamin J Md Ansell and Thomas E Callahan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ashford Hospitality Trust.

Who sold Ashford Hospitality Trust stock? Who is selling Ashford Hospitality Trust stock?

Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA, AJO LP, RMR Advisors LLC, James Investment Research Inc., Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ashford Hospitality Trust.

Who bought Ashford Hospitality Trust stock? Who is buying Ashford Hospitality Trust stock?

Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., IndexIQ Advisors LLC and Chicago Equity Partners LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ashford Hospitality Trust stock in the last two years include Alan Tallis, Benjamin J Md Ansell and Thomas E Callahan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ashford Hospitality Trust.

How do I buy Ashford Hospitality Trust stock?

Shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock price today?

One share of Ashford Hospitality Trust stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.44.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE AHT)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  236 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  264 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  500
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ashford Hospitality Trust and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $7.46 (15.81% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/14/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$7.50LowView Rating Details
6/26/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$7.00HighView Rating Details
4/8/2017FBR & CoSet Price TargetBuy$8.00HighView Rating Details
3/22/2017DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageBuy$8.00MediumView Rating Details
1/11/2017Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$7.00 -> $8.00N/AView Rating Details
11/8/2016Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingNeutral$6.25N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$6.00 -> $5.00N/AView Rating Details
6/26/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Morgan StanleyLower Price Target$6.00 -> $5.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2016JMP SecuritiesDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Earnings by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE AHT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017($0.30)N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.55$0.52$399.01 million$390.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.26$0.32$350.47 million$353.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416($0.32)($0.61)$345.00 million$300.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.38$0.36$357.88 million$367.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.25$0.26$329.14 million$352.88 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.34$0.35$342.04 million$364.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.45$0.49$323.58 million$369.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$0.26$0.30$218.83 million$250.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q4$0.13$0.17$193.46 million$190.36 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.38$0.39$222.96 million$208.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.17$0.25$194.80 million$195.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$0.23$0.14$186.00 million$163.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.36$0.25$243.89 million$242.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.59$0.55$261.96 million$258.54 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q113$0.36$0.35$217.06 million$231.94 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q412$0.38$0.39$240.33 million$240.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2012$0.32$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.56$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.33$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2012$0.41$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.39$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.30
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.47
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.21$0.29$0.26
Q2 20173$0.49$0.62$0.54
Q3 20173$0.30$0.36$0.32
Q4 20173$0.17$0.20$0.19
Q1 20182$0.28$0.29$0.29
Q2 20182$0.55$0.60$0.58
Q3 20182$0.34$0.42$0.38
Q4 20182$0.23$0.23$0.23
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Next Dividend:10/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:7.45%
Dividend Growth:0.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-35.82% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
34.29% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
33.80% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE AHT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 18.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.27%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/9/2016Alan TallisDirectorBuy4,174$25.04$104,516.96View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Benjamin J Md AnsellDirectorBuy3,000$4.95$14,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Benjamin J Md AnsellDirectorBuy5,800$5.66$32,828.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015Thomas E CallahanDirectorBuy7,800$6.52$50,856.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Benjamin J. Md AnsellDirectorBuy7,500$6.53$48,975.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell47,538$10.71$509,131.98View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell69,974$10.69$748,022.06View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell1,581$10.66$16,853.46View SEC Filing  
1/30/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell20,001$10.66$213,210.66View SEC Filing  
1/28/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell6,956$11.03$76,724.68View SEC Filing  
1/26/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell3,044$11.03$33,575.32View SEC Filing  
12/24/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell15,000$10.95$164,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell75,000$10.87$815,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell35,486$10.57$375,087.02View SEC Filing  
11/28/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell26,586$10.58$281,279.88View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell6,400$10.57$67,648.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell2,200$10.57$23,254.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell89,328$10.31$920,971.68View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Benjamin Md AnsellDirectorBuy6,260$8.00$50,080.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Benjamin Md AnsellDirectorBuy5,000$8.50$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Latest Headlines for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
DateHeadline logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) vs. Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) - September 17 at 6:16 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - September 16 at 4:42 AM logoAshford Trust Declares Dividends For Third Quarter Of 2017 - PR Newswire (press release) - September 15 at 9:01 PM logoCantor Fitzgerald Reiterates Buy Rating for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) - September 15 at 3:36 PM logoBRIEF-Ashford Hospitality Trust files for mixed shelf of up to $500 mln‍ - September 15 at 2:04 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.12 - September 14 at 5:25 PM logoForm 8-K ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUS For: Sep 14 - September 14 at 3:59 PM logoAshford Trust Declares Dividends For Third Quarter Of 2017 - September 14 at 3:59 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust (AHT) and The Competition Head-To-Head Contrast - September 14 at 12:24 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Upgraded to Buy at ValuEngine - September 14 at 12:56 AM logoAshford Trust Provides Update On Hurricane Irma - September 13 at 9:50 PM logoReviewing Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) and The Competition - September 11 at 2:18 PM logoAnalyzing Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) & The Competition - September 9 at 10:26 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.34 Per Share - September 8 at 10:25 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Upgraded to "Hold" by Zacks Investment Research - September 7 at 4:34 PM logoAshford Trust Announces Partial Redemption Of Series D Preferred Stock - PR Newswire (press release) - September 7 at 3:34 PM logoAshford Trust Announces Partial Redemption Of Series D Preferred Stock - September 5 at 4:45 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Cut to Hold at ValuEngine - September 3 at 11:22 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust (AHT) and Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) Head to Head Comparison - September 1 at 4:28 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AHT-US : September 1, 2017 - September 1 at 4:13 PM logoFinancial Contrast: Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) versus Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) - August 30 at 6:28 AM logoChesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP) versus Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) Financial Contrast - August 24 at 12:40 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 22 at 4:30 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $366.95 Million - August 22 at 3:22 AM logoPreferred Stock IPO: 7.50% From Ashford Hospitality Trust - August 18 at 3:49 PM logoAshford Trust Issues New Preferred Stock: What It Means For Preferred And Common Holders - August 18 at 3:09 AM logoAshford Trust Prices Public Offering Of Preferred Stock - August 16 at 8:37 PM logoAshford Trust Announces Redemption of Series A and Partial Redemption of Series D Preferred Stock - August 16 at 8:37 PM logoHead to Head Contrast: Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) vs. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) - August 16 at 4:58 PM logoCantor Fitzgerald Trims Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) Target Price to $7.50 - August 12 at 11:32 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. - August 10 at 5:02 PM logoDA Davidson Brokers Lower Earnings Estimates for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) - August 10 at 1:50 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc Lowered by DA Davidson (AHT) - August 9 at 8:40 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) Lowered to "Buy" at ValuEngine - August 7 at 11:50 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust (AHT) versus Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) (CLDT) Head to Head Analysis - August 7 at 8:18 PM logoEarn 7-14% On Cash By Owning AHP-B (Some REIT Preferred Ideas: Part 2) - Seeking Alpha - August 6 at 8:28 PM logoEdited Transcript of AHT earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-17 3:00pm GMT - August 5 at 2:00 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust's (AHT) CEO Douglas Kessler on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - August 4 at 9:00 PM logoInvestor Network: Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - August 4 at 4:00 PM logo$400.58 Million in Sales Expected for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) This Quarter - August 4 at 8:26 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results - August 4 at 12:04 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust reports 2Q results - August 3 at 9:54 PM logoAshford Trust Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 3 at 4:52 PM logoAshford Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 3 at 4:52 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AHT-US : July 31, 2017 - July 31 at 3:46 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Sell" - July 29 at 9:52 PM logoContrasting Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPIV) and Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) - July 29 at 8:21 AM logoTechnical Insights on REIT Stocks -- Host Hotels & Resorts, LaSalle Hotel Properties, Sunstone Hotel Investors, and ... - PR Newswire (press release) - July 28 at 3:57 PM logoAshford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - July 28 at 9:39 AM logoAshford Hospitality Trust’s Dividend Woes - July 27 at 1:46 AM



Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) Chart for Thursday, September, 21, 2017

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