Media coverage about Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Trust Of America earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6654349056156 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Investors Alert on Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., (NYSE: HTA) – Stock’s Technical Levels Evaluation – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Investors’ React on Long-Term Obligation: Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. : HTA-US: Dividend Analysis : January 02nd, 2018 (record date) : By the numbers : January 2, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Capital One Financial reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, September 25th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust Of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.
Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 return on equity of 1.50% and a net margin of 6.75%. The firm’s revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. equities analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.23%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is 508.33%.
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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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