News articles about Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Trust of America earned a news impact score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.2404166948137 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) traded down $0.20 on Monday, reaching $30.69. 739,038 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,517,542. The company has a market cap of $6,328.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.84, a PEG ratio of 4.69 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Healthcare Trust of America has a 12-month low of $27.47 and a 12-month high of $33.00.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.98%. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 508.35%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.20.

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About Healthcare Trust of America

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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