The consensus among analysts is that Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.8. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 4 out of 5 have rated it as a Hold, with 1 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$1.6.
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) trade information
Sporting 25.09% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Monday, Jun 29 when the AHT stock price touched $0.9199 or saw a rise of 6.52%. Year-to-date, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. shares have moved -69.18%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 10%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) have changed 24.62%. Short interest in the company has seen 2.76 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 1.47.
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -69.93% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -189.34%, compared to -3.9% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -492.6% and -209.5% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -50.9%.
4 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $82Million for the current quarter. 4 have an estimated revenue figure of $157.9 Million for the next quarter concluding in September 01, 2020. Year-ago sales stood $404.76 Million and $374.24 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by -79.7% for the current quarter and -57.8% for the next.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -14.8% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest +10% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 5%.
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT)’s Major holders
Insiders own 6.04% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 57.17% with a share float percentage of 60.85%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. having a total of 190 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 10.89 Million shares worth more than $8.05 Million. As of March 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 10.35% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 7.24 Million shares as of March 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $5.35 Million and represent 6.88% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Specialized-Real Estate Index Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of January 30, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 4.53% shares in the company for having 4766765 shares of worth $11.73 Million while later fund manager owns 2.54 Million shares of worth $1.88 Million as of March 30, 2020, which makes it owner of about 2.41% of company’s outstanding stock.