Healthcare Trust Of America Inc Forecasted to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.41 Per Share (HTA)

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, April 5th. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will earn $0.41 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.42. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $32.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s FY2020 earnings at $1.80 EPS.

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HTA has been the subject of a number of other reports. 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. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $35.00 to $32.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. SunTrust Banks set a $33.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. BMO Capital Markets set a $31.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.82.

Shares of HTA opened at $26.43 on Friday. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 1-year low of $24.50 and a 1-year high of $33.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,405.05, a P/E ratio of 16.21, a P/E/G ratio of 3.85 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 1.24.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.22). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 2.19% and a net margin of 10.41%. The firm had revenue of $173.77 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $176.07 million.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 2nd. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.62%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is 74.85%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.6% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 41,161 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,227,000 after buying an additional 1,813 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 3.6% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 54,790 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,667,000 after buying an additional 1,910 shares during the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 1,979 shares during the last quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA raised its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Global Financial Private Capital LLC raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Global Financial Private Capital LLC now owns 36,928 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,109,000 after buying an additional 2,252 shares during the last quarter.

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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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