Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) received a $32.00 target price from stock analysts at FBR & Co in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. FBR & Co’s price target suggests a potential upside of 7.20% from the company’s previous close.

HTA has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. UBS AG upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Capital One Financial Corporation restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Monday, September 25th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.00.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) opened at 29.85 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 146.32 and a beta of 0.30. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $30.49 and its 200-day moving average is $30.90. Healthcare Trust of America has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $33.00.

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

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A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of HTA. Comerica Bank acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the 1st quarter worth approximately $202,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 51.2% in the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 473,169 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $14,886,000 after buying an additional 160,291 shares during the period. Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the 1st quarter worth approximately $402,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 21.2% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 125,571 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,950,000 after buying an additional 21,947 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,356.4% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 104,337 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,282,000 after buying an additional 97,173 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 97.75% of the company’s stock.

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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