What Next for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) Stock After Decrease in Shorted Shares?

April 17, 2018 - By Mona Holcomb

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.45, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 70.52 million shares or 6.90% more from 65.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Tiaa Cref Invest Management Lc stated it has 191,771 shares. Citigroup has invested 0% in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT). Northern Tru holds 0% of its portfolio in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) for 1.38M shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Inc owns 87,398 shares. Vanguard Group Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) for 16.44 million shares. Css Ltd Il stated it has 0.01% in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT). Barclays Pcl reported 0% in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT). Strs Ohio owns 121,895 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Com Can, Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 54,005 shares. Moreover, Deutsche Bancshares Ag has 0% invested in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT). Kbc Group Nv holds 87,666 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 10,146 shares. Amalgamated Retail Bank accumulated 10,333 shares or 0% of the stock. Swiss Natl Bank holds 0% or 158,300 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% or 239,102 shares.

The stock of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) registered a decrease of 0.38% in short interest. AHT’s total short interest was 2.50 million shares in April as published by FINRA. Its down 0.38% from 2.51M shares, reported previously. With 559,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 5 days to cover their AHT’s short positions. The short interest to Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc’s float is 2.83%.

The stock increased 0.87% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $6.97. About 217,481 shares traded. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) has risen 8.28% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.27% the S&P500.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $815.37 million. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It currently has negative earnings. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Ashford Hospitality Trust had 4 analyst reports since November 6, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, March 2. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AHT in report on Friday, February 9 with “Buy” rating.

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