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Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE: AHT)’s stock price has decreased by -6.18 compared to its previous closing price of 4.21. However, the company has seen a -1.74% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading sessions.

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Additionally, the 36-month beta value for AHT is 2.25. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 3 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for AHT is $12.17, which is $8.22 above the current price. The public float for AHT is 33.98M and currently, short sellers hold a 7.70% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of AHT on May 25, 2023 was 738.91K shares.

AHT’s Market Performance

AHT stock saw an increase of -1.74% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 14.16% and a quarterly increase of -27.79%. The volatility ratio for the week is 7.64%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 8.98% for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -0.08% for AHT stock, with a simple moving average of -34.71% for the last 200 days.

AHT Trading at 14.98% 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 -67.33% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 8.98%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.64%, as shares surge +20.80% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +14.83% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AHT fell by -1.74%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -62.52% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $3.99. In addition, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. saw -11.63% 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 Eubanks Deric S, who sale 30 shares at the price of $4.39 back on Dec 27. After this action, Eubanks Deric S now owns 24,895 shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc., valued at $132 using the latest closing price.

Ansell Benjamin J MD, the Director of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc., sale 110 shares at $7.69 during a trade that took place back on Oct 27, which means that Ansell Benjamin J MD is holding 0 shares at $846 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AHT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +6.99 for the present operating margin
  • +10.94 for the gross margin

The net margin for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. stands at -11.27. The total capital return value is set at 2.24, while invested capital returns managed to touch -24.48. Equity return is now at value 122.10, with -4.00 for asset returns.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.64, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 1.11. The receivables turnover for the company is 14.91 and the total asset turnover is 0.31.


In conclusion, Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.