Analysts rate Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT:NYE) with a Buy rating and $18.33 target

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.

Based on the Ashford Hospitality Trust AHT stock forecasts from 3 analysts, the average analyst target price for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. is USD 18.33 over the next 12 months. AHT stock has an average analyst rating of Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of AHT stock is Bearish, which is based on 3 positive signals and 10 negative signals. At the last closing, AHT stock price was USD 9.79. AHT stock price has changed by -0.21% over the past week, +0.56% over the past month and -34.12% over the last year.

About Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT:NYE)

The Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily invests in upscale, full-service hotels. Its primary focus is on the upper end of the market. The address is 14185 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75254, United States of America

 

What we like:

Low volatility

AHT stock annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and are in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Underpriced compared to book value

AHT stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price-to-book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What we don’t like:

Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk-adjusted returns

AHT Stock is delivering below median risk-adjusted returns to its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns, the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has underperformed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

AHT stock average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Negative cash flow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Overpriced on a free cash flow basis

AHT stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price-to-free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering buying.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

AHT stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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