Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Healthcare Trust of America (HTA)

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 7/19/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/17/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 7/17/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $36.00 to $34.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/11/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America is now covered by analysts at FBR & Co. They set a “mkt perform” rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/8/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 6/27/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho.
  • 6/27/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 6/20/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $33.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 6/19/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” 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. “
  • 6/16/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $33.50.
  • 6/7/2017 – 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. “
  • 6/5/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a “buy” rating. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/23/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” 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. “

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) opened at 30.21 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 88.85 and a beta of 0.32. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $31.22 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.88. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52-week low of $26.34 and a 52-week high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 10.38% and a return on equity of 2.63%. The firm had revenue of $124.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $122.79 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 5th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 30th. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is currently 363.64%.

In related news, Director Warren D. Fix acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 3rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $29.64 per share, with a total value of $88,920.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 56,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,672,437. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 65,000 shares of Healthcare Trust of America stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.63, for a total transaction of $1,925,950.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 460,332 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,639,637.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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