Breaking Short Interest: How Analysts Feel About Ashford Hospitality Trust Incorporated (NYSE:AHT) After Increase in Sellers?

November 23, 2016 - By Dolores Ford   ·   0 Comments

Breaking Short Interest: How Analysts Feel About Ashford Hospitality Trust Incorporated (NYSE:AHT) After Increase in Sellers?

The stock of Ashford Hospitality Trust Incorporated (NYSE:AHT) registered an increase of 3.66% in short interest. AHT’s total short interest was 2.56M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 3.66% from 2.47M shares, reported previously. With 409,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 6 days to cover their AHT’s short positions. The short interest to Ashford Hospitality Trust Incorporated’s float is 3.21%. About 218,361 shares traded hands. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) has risen 20.72% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.39% the S&P500.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, is an externally advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has a market cap of $658.19 million. The Firm operates through direct hotel investments segment. It currently has negative earnings. It is focused on investing in the hospitality industry with a focus on full-service upscale and upper-upscale hotels in the United States.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.43, from 0.88 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 19 funds sold all Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. shares owned while 54 reduced positions. 16 funds bought stakes while 48 increased positions. They now own 66.62 million shares or 3.79% less from 69.25 million shares in 2016Q1.
Wells Fargo Co Mn last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 57,312 shares. Teachers Advsrs has 127,624 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Diligent Invsts Ltd Llc holds 0.09% or 17,980 shares in its portfolio. Secor Advisors Limited Partnership reported 134,799 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Kennedy Capital Mngmt holds 0.36% of its portfolio in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) for 3.34M shares. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Corp last reported 1.11 million shares in the company. Systematic Ltd Partnership has 282,515 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. Us Retail Bank De reported 70,589 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Independent Portfolio Consultants Incorporated accumulated 0.04% or 26,140 shares. Ironwood Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Co accumulated 236,525 shares or 0.95% of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc owns 15.17 million shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Comerica Retail Bank, a Michigan-based fund reported 99,491 shares. Legal And General Grp Inc Public Ltd Company owns 222,070 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement reported 494,844 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Insider Transactions: Since May 27, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $104,507 net activity. The insider TALLIS ALAN bought 4,174 shares worth $104,507. $14,850 worth of shares were bought by Ansell Benjamin J MD on Friday, May 27.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) Ratings Coverage

Out of 7 analysts covering Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 29% are positive. Ashford Hospitality Trust has been the topic of 20 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Canaccord Genuity maintained Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) on Monday, November 9 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Janney Capital on Wednesday, March 23. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of AHT in a report on Sunday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell”. The company was initiated on Friday, November 20 by FBR Capital. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by JMP Securities with “Market Outperform”. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, January 11 by JMP Securities. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, July 21 by Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of AHT in a report on Tuesday, February 16 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 12.

AHT Company Profile

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (Ashford), incorporated on May 13, 2003, together with its subsidiaries, is an externally-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Firm operates through direct hotel investments segment. The Firm is focused on investing in the hospitality industry with a focus on full-service upscale and upper-upscale hotels in the United States. The Firm owns its lodging investments and conducts its business through Ashford Hospitality Limited Partnership (Ashford Trust OP), its operating partnership. The Company’s hotels are primarily operated under the brands of Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental Hotels Group. The Company’s hotels are located in the United States. The Company’s hotels portfolio is asset-managed by Ashford LLC.

More notable recent Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Shareholder urges Ashford Hospitality Trust to repurchase stock” on January 12, 2016, also Reuters.com with their article: “BRIEF-Ashford Hospitality Trust files for potential Series G Cumulative Pr…” published on October 13, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Ashford Trust Completes Refinancing Of Four Mortgage Loans” on October 10, 2016. More interesting news about Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Rambleside Calls for Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. To Explore Strategic …” published on February 29, 2016 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. – Get a Huge Discount on Huge Dividends” with publication date: February 22, 2016.

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