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Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) were the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 13th, there was short interest totalling 2,130,785 shares, a growth of 55.8% from the May 30th total of 1,367,652 shares, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Currently, 0.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,477,118 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days.

Separately, analysts at Wunderlich reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Thursday, May 1st. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.83.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) opened at 12.15 on Wednesday. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 52 week low of $9.71 and a 52 week high of $12.66. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $12.1 and a 200-day moving average of $11.36. The company has a market cap of $2.883 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 104.30.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.17. On average, analysts predict that Healthcare Trust Of America will post $0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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