Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.71 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.74. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s FY2019 earnings at $1.77 EPS.

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Morgan Stanley upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. FBR & Co set a $32.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust Of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.90.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE HTA) traded up $0.23 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $27.58. The stock had a trading volume of 1,118,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,359,164. The company has a market cap of $5,603.63, a PE ratio of 114.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.86 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 12 month low of $27.09 and a 12 month 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 the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.40 EPS.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is currently 508.35%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 34.1% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $918,310,000 after purchasing an additional 7,510,727 shares during the period. Cohen & Steers Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.7% during the third quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 28,686,924 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $854,870,000 after purchasing an additional 2,539,162 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.3% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $405,999,000 after purchasing an additional 4,003,376 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 14.2% during the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 11,858,804 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $353,393,000 after purchasing an additional 1,476,407 shares during the period. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% during the second quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $254,539,000 after purchasing an additional 2,965,936 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.36% of the company’s stock.

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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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