Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) – Investment analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation raised their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report issued on Thursday. Capital One Financial Corporation analyst D. Bernstein now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $1.65 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.64. Capital One Financial Corporation currently has a “Equal Weight” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock. Capital One Financial Corporation also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust of America’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.44 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.75 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.84 EPS.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 company had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.40 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis.

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Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.20.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE HTA) opened at 29.83 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $30.10 and its 200 day moving average is $30.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 146.23 and a beta of 0.30. Healthcare Trust of America has a 12-month low of $26.34 and a 12-month high of $33.00.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.09%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is 508.35%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at approximately $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% during 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 position in Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% during 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, Comerica Bank purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at approximately $202,000. 97.78% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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