TheStreet lowered shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note released on Monday.

Several other research firms also recently issued reports on HTA. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated an overweight rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, FBR & Co set a $32.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust Of America currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) opened at $30.80 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 1 year low of $27.56 and a 1 year high of $33.00. The company has a market cap of $6,265.41, a PE ratio of 18.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly 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). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 1.50% and a net margin of 6.75%. The business had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.62 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.40 earnings per share. Healthcare Trust Of America’s revenue was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.96%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is 508.35%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cetera Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 12.8% in the 3rd quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 21,088 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $627,000 after purchasing an additional 2,390 shares during the period. Eii Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 3rd quarter valued at about $1,344,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 48.8% in the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 480,626 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $14,323,000 after purchasing an additional 157,557 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 7.0% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 346,946 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,339,000 after purchasing an additional 22,846 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 5.3% in the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 71,469 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,130,000 after purchasing an additional 3,597 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

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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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