Media headlines about Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Trust Of America earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3466343383184 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) : Investors may need a consensus Analysts Rating – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Traders Watch list: Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) expected to touch 7.29% EPS growth for coming year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Morgan Stanley Cuts Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) Price Target to $30.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Two Stocks in Concentration: Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX), Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) opened at $25.54 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 1.24. Healthcare Trust Of America has a fifty-two week low of $24.50 and a fifty-two week high of $33.00. The firm has a market cap of $5,269.82, a PE ratio of 77.39, a P/E/G ratio of 3.76 and a beta of 0.26.
Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.22). The firm had revenue of $173.77 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $176.07 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 10.41% and a return on equity of 2.19%. analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be paid a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 2nd. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.78%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 369.70%.
HTA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. TheStreet lowered shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $33.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.18.
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About Healthcare Trust Of America
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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