Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $35.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 17.57% from the company’s current price.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on HTA. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. UBS AG raised Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC raised Healthcare Trust of America to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.50.

Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) opened at 29.77 on Monday. Healthcare Trust of America has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $33.00. The stock has a market cap of $5.97 billion, a P/E ratio of 145.93 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $30.56 and a 200-day moving average price of $30.94.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The business had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. Healthcare Trust of America’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at about $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at about $132,000. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of 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 buying an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its stake in shares of 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 buying an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the first quarter valued at about $202,000. Institutional investors own 97.75% of the company’s stock.

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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