Equities Analysts Set Expectations for Healthcare Trust Of America Inc’s Q1 2018 Earnings (HTA)

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) – Analysts at Capital One Financial decreased their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note issued on Monday. Capital One Financial analyst D. Bernstein now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.41 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.43. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS and Q3 2019 earnings at $0.44 EPS.

HTA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Morgan Stanley raised Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. SunTrust Banks set a $33.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust Of America presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.90.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) opened at $25.66 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,390.55, a P/E ratio of 77.76, a PEG ratio of 3.77 and a beta of 0.16. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 52 week low of $25.15 and a 52 week high of $33.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.30.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be paid a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.75%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 2nd. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is 369.70%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the third quarter worth $120,000. Glenmede Trust Co. NA lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 100.0% in the fourth quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 4,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $120,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the fourth quarter worth $128,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 61.1% in the fourth quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 5,220 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $138,000 after acquiring an additional 1,979 shares during the period. Finally, Shelton Capital Management purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the fourth quarter worth $201,000. 99.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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