Healthcare Trust of America, In (NYSE:HTA) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 18, 2017

A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return. Equities analysts expect Healthcare Trust of America to earn $0.15 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $1.20 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 800.0%. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated an "outperform" rating and set a $35.00 target price (up from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Friday, June 16th.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. had its "mkt perform" rating reiterated by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. The company's revenue was up 15.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Analysts await Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) to report earnings on August, 7. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.41. The company had revenue of $124.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $122.79 million. The business's quarterly revenue was up 15.8% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share.

Among 11 analysts covering Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc restated a "buy" rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Thursday, May 4th. (NYSE:HTA) have been assigned a consensus rating of "Buy" from the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies boosted their price objective on Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and issued the company a "buy" recommendation in a analysis note on Mon, May 1st. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) on Tuesday, June 20 to "Outperform" rating. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with "Buy" on Monday, March 21. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $34.30.

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado dropped its stake in stocks of Healthcare Trust of America, (NYSE:HTA) by 1.2% during the Q1, based on the latest 13F form document with the Security and Exchange Commission. About 501,503 shares traded. KCG Holdings Inc.'s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $435,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

The most current P/E ratio is 87.44 and the market value is 4.28B. The 50 day moving average went down $-1.81 or -5.74% whereas the 200 day average was down by -3.16%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 11th. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The ex-dividend date was Fri, Jun 30th. The shares price has positioned -7.16% down over the past quarter while it has directed 1.42% toward a rising position throughout past six months. Healthcare Trust of America's yield ratio (DPR) is presently 363.64%.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.63, for a total transaction of $1,925,950.00. They now have a United States dollars 28 price target on the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.63, for a total transaction of $1,925,950.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. NY now owns 15,620 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $455,000 after buying an additional 167 shares in the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. The American Assets Capital Advisers holds 164,982 shares with $4.80M value, up from 149,956 last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 4,226.2% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 11,163 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $351,000 after buying an additional 171 shares during the period. Henderson Group PLC raised its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 9.1% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 62,418 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,964,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the period. Shepherd Financial Partners LLC now owns 14,028 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $444,000 after buying an additional 318 shares during the period. "(HTA) Plans $0.30 Quarterly Dividend" was originally published by Stock Observer and is the sole property of of Stock Observer. If you are viewing this article on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation.

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