Zacks: Analysts Expect Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) to Announce $0.42 EPS

Wall Street brokerages predict that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) will post $0.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.43 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.41. Healthcare Trust Of America also posted earnings of $0.42 per share in the same quarter last year. The firm is expected to announce its next 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 fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.63 to $1.66. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $1.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.71 to $1.82. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Healthcare Trust Of America.

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 (EPS) for the quarter, missing the 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 analyst estimates of $163.62 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. Healthcare Trust Of America’s revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on HTA. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. TheStreet lowered shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a 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 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 issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.90.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 34.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $918,310,000 after acquiring an additional 7,510,727 shares during the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.7% during the 3rd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 28,686,924 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $854,870,000 after acquiring an additional 2,539,162 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $405,999,000 after acquiring an additional 4,003,376 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 14.2% during the 3rd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 11,858,804 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $353,393,000 after acquiring an additional 1,476,407 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% during the 2nd quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $254,539,000 after acquiring an additional 2,965,936 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.36% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE HTA) traded down $0.18 during trading on Monday, hitting $27.40. 1,126,313 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,339,758. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 52 week low of $27.09 and a 52 week high of $33.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,610.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 114.17, a P/E/G ratio of 3.86 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.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. 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 (DPR) is 508.33%.

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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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