FY2017 EPS Estimates for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) Lifted by Capital One Financial Corporation

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) – Stock analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation boosted their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Capital One Financial Corporation analyst D. Bernstein now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.65 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.64. Capital One Financial Corporation has a “Equal Weight” rating and a $31.00 price objective on the stock. Capital One Financial Corporation also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust of America’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.44 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.75 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.84 EPS.

HTA has been the subject of a number of other reports. 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 note on Tuesday, October 24th. FBR & Co assumed coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “mkt perform” rating and a $32.00 price target for the company. Stifel Nicolaus lifted 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 note 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 note on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

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Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE HTA) opened at 30.05 on Monday. Healthcare Trust of America has a 52 week low of $26.34 and a 52 week high of $33.00. The company has a market capitalization of $6.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 147.30 and a beta of 0.30. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $30.01 and its 200 day moving average is $30.70.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.06%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is 508.35%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter valued at about $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter valued at about $132,000. US Bancorp DE lifted its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 1,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the 1st quarter valued at about $202,000. Institutional investors own 97.78% of the company’s stock.

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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