Headlines about Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) have trended positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 impact score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.945174795155 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) opened at $30.75 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,300.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.31. Healthcare Trust Of America has a fifty-two week low of $27.56 and a fifty-two week high of $33.00.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.40 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 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 issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.97%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is currently 508.33%.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Capital One Financial reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust Of America currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

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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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