Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.20

Media stories about Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Trust Of America earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1191588139339 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on HTA. Morgan Stanley upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday. TheStreet downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) traded down $0.17 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $31.11. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,033,548 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,493,136. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 1 year low of $27.56 and a 1 year high of $33.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,310.49, a P/E ratio of 18.78, a P/E/G ratio of 4.67 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.92%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 508.35%.

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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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