Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group decreased their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.71 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $1.74. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s FY2019 earnings at $1.77 EPS.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of other analysts have also issued reports on HTA. Capital One Financial reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $31.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Monday, September 25th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. FBR & Co set a $32.00 price target on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised 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 note on Monday, October 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.90.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) traded up $0.23 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $27.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,118,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,359,164. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 12-month low of $27.09 and a 12-month high of $33.00. The firm has a market cap of $5,603.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 114.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.86 and a beta of 0.32.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 34.1% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $918,310,000 after purchasing an additional 7,510,727 shares during the period. Cohen & Steers Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.7% in the 3rd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 28,686,924 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $854,870,000 after purchasing an additional 2,539,162 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $405,999,000 after purchasing an additional 4,003,376 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 14.2% in the 3rd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 11,858,804 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $353,393,000 after purchasing an additional 1,476,407 shares during the period. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% in the 2nd quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $254,539,000 after purchasing an additional 2,965,936 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 98.36% of the company’s stock.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.42%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 508.35%.

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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.

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