Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT): Skating on Thin Ice? We Know the Answer


Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE:AHT) went down by -1.48% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $30.80. The company’s stock price has collected -11.92% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 10/07/20 that Cygnus Capital, Inc. Calls Upon Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. to Terminate Highly Dilutive Exchange Offers After Special Meeting Is Adjourned Due to Failure to Receive Enough Votes to Approve the Charter Amendment Proposal

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Is It Worth Investing in Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE :AHT) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for AHT is at 1.55. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 5 who provided ratings for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $4.40. AHT currently public float of 8.54M and currently shorts hold a 29.65% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AHT was 1.03M shares.

AHT’s Market Performance

AHT stocks went down by -11.92% for the week, with a monthly drop of -34.48% and a quarterly performance of -72.52%, while its annual performance rate touched -95.37%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 9.36% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 14.05% for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -15.69% for AHT stocks with a simple moving average of -86.76% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AHT

B. Riley FBR, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AHT reach a price target of $1.50, previously predicting the price at $2. The rating they have provided for AHT stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on April 06th, 2020.

AHT Trading at -44.71% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AHT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -95.68% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 14.05%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 9.36%, as shares sank -28.49% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -65.90% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AHT fell by -11.92%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -95.06% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.5510. In addition, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. saw -95.23% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AHT starting from Ansell Benjamin J MD, who purchase 10,000 shares at the price of $5.04 back on Sep 10. After this action, Ansell Benjamin J MD now owns 10,000 shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc., valued at $50,400 using the latest closing price.

Ansell Benjamin J MD, the Director of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc., purchase 50,000 shares at $2.92 during a trade that took place back on Aug 28, which means that Ansell Benjamin J MD is holding 101,477 shares at $146,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AHT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -8.67 for the present operating margin
  • +9.54 for the gross margin

The net margin for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. stands at -7.59. The total capital return value is set at -2.93, while invested capital returns managed to touch -4.73. Equity return is now at value -212.40, with -8.50 for asset returns.

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Based on Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT), the company’s capital structure generated 1,547.76 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 93.93. Total debt to assets is 88.67, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 328.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 19.91.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 254.61M with total debt to EBITDA at 10.28. When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.71, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 1.02. The receivables turnover for the company is 23.92 and the total asset turnover is 0.32.

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