Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group lowered their Q4 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.41 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.42. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. Healthcare Trust Of America’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

HTA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.90.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) opened at $27.40 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. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 52 week low of $27.09 and a 52 week high of $33.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,650.76, a P/E ratio of 114.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.90 and a beta of 0.32.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 508.35%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 10.2% during the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 147,310 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,423,000 after purchasing an additional 13,620 shares during the last quarter. Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.6% during the fourth quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 292,839 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $8,797,000 after purchasing an additional 4,626 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 7.3% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 763,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $22,943,000 after purchasing an additional 52,161 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 20.3% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 101,631 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,053,000 after purchasing an additional 17,160 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cetera Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 12.8% during the third quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 21,088 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $627,000 after purchasing an additional 2,390 shares during the last quarter. 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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA)

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