Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America Inc Decreased by Analyst (HTA)

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

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $176.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share.

HTA has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, FBR & Co set a $32.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. 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 $27.40 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5,650.76, a PE ratio of 114.17, a P/E/G ratio of 3.90 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Healthcare Trust Of America has a twelve month low of $27.09 and a twelve month high of $33.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $207,000. 1st Global Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $229,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. grew its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 7,875 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $243,000 after acquiring an additional 137 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $294,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.36% of the company’s stock.

The firm 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 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 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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