Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are covering the firm. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.50.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Raymond James Financial Inc. raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Wunderlich lifted their price objective on Healthcare Trust of America from $28.50 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 19th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. boosted their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Mizuho cut their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 8th.

In other Healthcare Trust of America news, Director Warren D. Fix bought 3,725 shares of Healthcare Trust of America stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $26.73 per share, for a total transaction of $99,569.25. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 53,425 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,428,050.25. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 1.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sigma Planning Corp increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 0.8% in the second quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 69,465 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,247,000 after buying an additional 575 shares during the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter worth about $6,145,000. IBM Retirement Fund increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 9.4% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 13,656 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $442,000 after buying an additional 1,174 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 18.3% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 69,580 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,250,000 after buying an additional 10,780 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 333.3% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 26,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $841,000 after buying an additional 20,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.48% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) opened at 27.79 on Wednesday. Healthcare Trust of America has a one year low of $25.02 and a one year high of $34.64. The company has a market cap of $3.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 96.16 and a beta of 0.32. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $30.32 and its 200-day moving average price is $31.65.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 2.58% and a net margin of 9.01%. The business had revenue of $118.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $115.32 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America will post $1.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Healthcare Trust of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (HTA) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through investing in healthcare real estate assets segment. The primary objective is to generate stockholder value through consistent and growing dividends and appreciation of real estate value.

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