Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.12 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, October 16th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.43%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th.

Ashford Hospitality Trust has raised its dividend by an average of 0.7% annually over the last three years. Ashford Hospitality Trust has a dividend payout ratio of 34.8% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Ashford Hospitality Trust to earn ($0.99) per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $0.48 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of -48.5%.

Shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE AHT) traded down 1.07% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $6.46. The stock had a trading volume of 395,814 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $6.16 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.25. Ashford Hospitality Trust has a 52 week low of $5.35 and a 52 week high of $8.23. The stock’s market capitalization is $629.40 million.

Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $390.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 quarterly revenue was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.60 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Ashford Hospitality Trust will post ($1.10) earnings per share for the current year.

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AHT has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $8.00 price objective on Ashford Hospitality Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating on shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust in a research report on Friday, May 19th. ValuEngine lowered Ashford Hospitality Trust from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ashford Hospitality Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Ashford Hospitality Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ashford Hospitality Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.46.

Ashford Hospitality Trust Company Profile

Ashford 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.

Dividend History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)

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