Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.33.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. TheStreet cut Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, UBS AG upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $207,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.72% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) traded up $0.30 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $30.38. The stock had a trading volume of 995,472 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,320,000. Healthcare Trust of America has a 52 week low of $26.34 and a 52 week high of $33.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,220.00, a P/E ratio of 18.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.57 and a beta of 0.31.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.50% and a net margin of 6.75%. The company had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. Healthcare Trust of America’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America will post 1.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is currently 508.33%.

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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