Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. 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. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust Of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) traded up $0.48 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $31.28. 2,343,280 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,495,044. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,410.00, a PE ratio of 18.65, a P/E/G ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 52-week low of $27.56 and a 52-week 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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). The business had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 3rd quarter valued at $120,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter valued at $132,000. US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1,142.9% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.0% in the 2nd 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 buying an additional 1,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter valued at $207,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

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About Healthcare Trust Of America

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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