Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have issued a buy recommendation and two have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.00.

HTA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. FBR & Co set a $32.00 target price on Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. UBS AG raised Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, TheStreet cut Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HTA. V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $192,000 after acquiring an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America in the first quarter valued at approximately $202,000. 97.55% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) traded up 0.13% during trading on Thursday, hitting $29.84. The stock had a trading volume of 465,370 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $30.42 and a 200 day moving average of $30.87. Healthcare Trust of America has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $33.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 90.42 and a beta of 0.30.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.42% and a net margin of 6.07%. The business had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 2nd were paid a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 29th. This is a boost from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 580.95%.

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HTA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. FBR & Co set a $32.00 target price on Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. UBS AG raised Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, TheStreet cut Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HTA. V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $192,000 after acquiring an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America in the first quarter valued at approximately $202,000. 97.55% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) traded up 0.13% during trading on Thursday, hitting $29.84. The stock had a trading volume of 465,370 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $30.42 and a 200 day moving average of $30.87. Healthcare Trust of America has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $33.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 90.42 and a beta of 0.30.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.42% and a net margin of 6.07%. The business had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 2nd were paid a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 29th. This is a boost from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 580.95%.

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Healthcare Trust of America Company Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is an owner and operator of medical office buildings (MOBs) in the United States. The Company focuses on owning and operating MOBs that serve healthcare delivery and are located on health system campuses, near university medical centers, or in community core outpatient locations.

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