Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group boosted their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report issued on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.65 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.62. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $34.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust of America’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.42 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $176.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.50% and a net margin of 6.75%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS.

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A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price 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 cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub cut 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 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Five investment 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 stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) opened at $30.65 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $6,310.00, a PE ratio of 18.65, a P/E/G ratio of 4.65 and a beta of 0.31. Healthcare Trust of America has a fifty-two week low of $27.47 and a fifty-two week high of $33.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HTA. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 34.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $918,310,000 after buying an additional 7,510,727 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 5,675.3% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,025,724 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $187,461,000 after buying an additional 5,921,387 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $405,999,000 after buying an additional 4,003,376 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 220.0% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,605,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,280,000 after buying an additional 3,166,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 56.9% in the second quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $254,539,000 after buying an additional 2,965,936 shares during the last quarter. 97.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.98%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 508.33%.

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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