| Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust focused on investing in hotels in the U.S. Co. owns its lodging investments and conducts its business through Ashford Hospitality Limited Partnership, its operating partnership. Ashford OP General Partner LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Co., serves as the sole general partner of Co.'s operating partnership. Co.'s hotel properties are primarily branded under the brands of Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and Intercontinental Hotel Group. Co. is advised by its subsidiary, Ashford Hospitality Advisors LLC (Ashford LLC), through an advisory agreement. All of the hotel properties in Co.'s portfolio are asset-managed by Ashford LLC. The AHT YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AHT YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether AHT YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the AHT YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.