Media coverage about Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Trust Of America earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.0131882623915 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) traded down $0.22 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $26.14. 2,320,459 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,360,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,360.00, a PE ratio of 108.92, a P/E/G ratio of 3.87 and a beta of 0.16. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 12-month low of $25.68 and a 12-month high of $33.00.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on HTA shares. TheStreet raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target 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. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $33.60.
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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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