Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) – Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE: HTA) in the last few weeks:

  • 9/14/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company primarily focuses on medical office buildings, healthcare-related facilities and quality commercial office properties. It also invests to a limited extent in other real estate-related assets. Its portfolio is positioned in metropolitan markets such as Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ, Indianapolis, IN, Greenville, SC, Pittsburgh, PA, Albany, NY, Boston, MA and both Dallas and Houston, TX. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. “
  • 9/7/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 9/3/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company primarily focuses on medical office buildings, healthcare-related facilities and quality commercial office properties. It also invests to a limited extent in other real estate-related assets. Its portfolio is positioned in metropolitan markets such as Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ, Indianapolis, IN, Greenville, SC, Pittsburgh, PA, Albany, NY, Boston, MA and both Dallas and Houston, TX. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. “
  • 8/29/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $28.00 to $29.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 8/27/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company primarily focuses on medical office buildings, healthcare-related facilities and quality commercial office properties. It also invests to a limited extent in other real estate-related assets. Its portfolio is positioned in metropolitan markets such as Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ, Indianapolis, IN, Greenville, SC, Pittsburgh, PA, Albany, NY, Boston, MA and both Dallas and Houston, TX. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. “
  • 8/21/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company primarily focuses on medical office buildings, healthcare-related facilities and quality commercial office properties. It also invests to a limited extent in other real estate-related assets. Its portfolio is positioned in metropolitan markets such as Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ, Indianapolis, IN, Greenville, SC, Pittsburgh, PA, Albany, NY, Boston, MA and both Dallas and Houston, TX. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. “
  • 8/16/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $27.00.
  • 8/15/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/13/2018 – Healthcare Trust Of America had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a $34.00 price target on the stock.

NYSE:HTA traded up $0.14 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $27.49. 13,913 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,302,904. The stock has a market cap of $5.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.87, a P/E/G ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.41. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 1-year low of $24.06 and a 1-year high of $31.69.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. 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). The business had revenue of $173.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $176.30 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 2.46% and a net margin of 11.65%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.39 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.51%. This is a boost from Healthcare Trust Of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is currently 74.85%.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. RMR Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 71.4% in the 2nd quarter. RMR Advisors LLC now owns 48,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,294,000 after acquiring an additional 20,000 shares during the period. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 17.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. now owns 34,972 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $943,000 after acquiring an additional 5,154 shares during the period. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC lifted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 66.8% in the 2nd quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC now owns 251,813 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,789,000 after acquiring an additional 100,859 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 50.2% in the 2nd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 49,733 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,341,000 after acquiring an additional 16,631 shares during the period. Finally, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. lifted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 8.4% in the 2nd quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. now owns 2,282,662 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $61,541,000 after acquiring an additional 177,050 shares during the period.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, comprising over 24.2 million square feet of GLA, with over $7.0 billion invested primarily in medical office buildings. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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