Do you think Jason (who doesn't have a clue about how AHT really runs) and the other bashers on this board bring any "facts" (like charts, pro-forma operating statements etc.) to the table?
Do they want to help the little old lady cross the street, and thus are taking their time to make all these posts and change their identities to rate themselves high stars to altruistically help you save your hard-earned money?
These are shorts and bashers who are now starting to get very nervous and hoping to create uncertainty. The company's two press releases are clear as a bell!! They are buying back more stock and they are beating estimates for AFFO for 2008.
They will also be the BEST performing lodging REIT in terms of their AFFO/RevPar Change in 2009 due to their funding strategy and due to their having bought in so much stock.
Of course these are horrible times for ALL lodging REITS, but this past week AHT has begun to show that they are outperforming and will continue to.
On April 30, all of the shorts will have gone or get fried!!!!