Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have issued a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $34.33.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. 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. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, FBR & Co set a $32.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE HTA) traded down $0.20 on Friday, hitting $30.33. 644,847 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,505,478. Healthcare Trust Of America has a one year low of $27.56 and a one year high of $33.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,246.97, a PE ratio of 18.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.63 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.30.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the 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 firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.40 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is currently 508.35%.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of HTA. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the third quarter worth approximately $120,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in 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 acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its stake in 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 acquiring an additional 1,888 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $207,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was reported by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem. If you are accessing this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & international copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece of content can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/12/06/healthcare-trust-of-america-inc-hta-receives-34-33-consensus-pt-from-analysts.html.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA)

Receive News & Stock Ratings for Healthcare Trust Of America Inc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Healthcare Trust Of America Inc and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.