Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

HTA has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. FBR & Co set a $32.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust Of America currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.20.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) opened at $31.11 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.30. The stock has a market cap of $6,404.74, a PE ratio of 19.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.74 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America has a one year low of $27.56 and a one year high of $33.00.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $176.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.40 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.8% during the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 7,875 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $243,000 after purchasing an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. People s United Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 2.2% during the second quarter. People s United Financial Inc. now owns 17,397 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $542,000 after purchasing an additional 370 shares during the last quarter. Global Endowment Management LP lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 0.6% during the second quarter. Global Endowment Management LP now owns 91,760 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,855,000 after purchasing an additional 570 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.7% during the second quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 30,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $886,000 after purchasing an additional 1,352 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Weatherstone Capital Management lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 19.3% during the second quarter. Weatherstone Capital Management now owns 8,426 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $262,000 after purchasing an additional 1,364 shares during the last quarter. 98.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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