Brokerages expect that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.42 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have made estimates for Healthcare Trust of America’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.41 to $0.43. Healthcare Trust of America posted earnings per share of $0.11 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 281.8%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America will report full year earnings of $1.64 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.62 to $1.66. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $1.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.72 to $1.82. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Healthcare Trust of America.

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 (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. Healthcare Trust of America’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. FBR & Co assumed coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “mkt perform” rating and a $32.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. UBS AG upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Five 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 company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.20.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of HTA. V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the second 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 during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the second 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 during the period. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $207,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.72% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) traded up $0.16 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $30.59. 693,745 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,083,876. The stock has a market cap of $6,224.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.62 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.30. Healthcare Trust of America has a 52 week low of $26.34 and a 52 week high of $33.00.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.99%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is 508.35%.

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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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