Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA):

  • 7/31/2017 – Healthcare Trust of America was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 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.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) opened at 30.59 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.97 and a beta of 0.32. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $31.01 and its 200 day moving average is $30.93. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39. The firm had revenue of $139.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 2.63% and a net margin of 10.38%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.14 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Healthcare Trust of America news, Director Warren D. Fix purchased 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $29.64 per share, for a total transaction of $88,920.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 56,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,672,437. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total value of $1,770,994.40. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at $12,987,249.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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