Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) Forecasted to Earn Q4 2017 Earnings of $0.41 Per Share

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their Q4 2017 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 post earnings per share of $0.41 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.42. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $34.00 price objective on the stock.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.90.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) opened at $27.44 on Friday. Healthcare Trust Of America has a one year low of $27.09 and a one year high of $33.00. The firm has a market cap of $5,613.88, a PE ratio of 114.34, a P/E/G ratio of 3.88 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

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

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HTA. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 34.1% in the second 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 in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.3% in the second 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 in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 220.0% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,605,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $143,280,000 after purchasing an additional 3,166,400 shares in the last quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% in the second 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Cohen & Steers Inc. raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.7% in the third 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 in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.36% of the company’s stock.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders 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 yield of 4.45%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 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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