Street Analysts View On Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT), First Data Corporation (FDC)

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) notched a 0.77% intraday gain moving at $7.9. When the opening bell rang, the price was $7.7. The number of shares that were traded during the day was 1.07 million, which corresponds to its 3-month volume average of 0.51 million shares a day.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT) Analyst Opinion

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 6 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.75% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 6.33% last month and is up 17.38 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 3 of analysts who cover AHT having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $7.5 price target on Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., suggesting a -5.06% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about 0.38% above its 52-week high.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT) revenue totaled $348.62 million up 2.06% from the previous quarter.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) Intraday View

This stock (AHT) is ahead of its 52-week low with 45.76%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.98% which for the week stands at 2.61%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 9.24% and stays 11% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 11.58% gains and now is up 18.36% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $6.69. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 26.6%.

Turning to First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC), its shares were trading at $20.89 a gain of $0.12, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $20.63, touched a high of $20.975 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.7. First Data Corporation has 14 buy ratings, 3 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -5.65% from its high of $22.14 to a $19.61 billion market value through last close.

First Data Corporation (FDC) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 1.69 to 1.62 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $23.84 a share. The target implies a 14.12% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 48.4% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 7.21 million shares versus an average volume of 7.74 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.21% which for the week approaches 2.46%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $20.5 and compares with the $14.73 52-week low. The stock recovered 41.8% since its low point and has performed 25.01% year-to-date.