Analysts expect Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.42 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.41 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.43. Healthcare Trust Of America also reported earnings of $0.42 per share during the same quarter last year. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America will report full-year earnings of $1.65 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.63 to $1.66. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $1.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.73 to $1.82. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Healthcare Trust Of America.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted 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 return on equity of 1.50% and a net margin of 6.75%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share.

A number of research analysts have commented on HTA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, FBR & Co set a $32.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust Of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.90.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of HTA. Comerica Bank grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 58.0% in the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 9,928 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $302,000 after purchasing an additional 3,646 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 38.9% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 12,490 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $389,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 177.2% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 472,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $14,713,000 after acquiring an additional 302,296 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 27.3% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 198,539 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,177,000 after acquiring an additional 42,622 shares during the period. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the second quarter worth $207,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.36% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE HTA) traded down $0.30 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $27.29. 1,770,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,395,856. Healthcare Trust Of America has a twelve month low of $27.09 and a twelve month high of $33.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30. The company has a market capitalization of $5,590.00, a PE ratio of 113.71, a P/E/G ratio of 3.85 and a beta of 0.32.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is 508.33%.

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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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