Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Trust Of America earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8115638935432 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.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on HTA shares. TheStreet raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Capital One Financial reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust Of America presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $30.33. 644,847 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,505,478. The firm has a market cap of $6,246.97, a P/E ratio of 18.59, a P/E/G ratio of 4.63 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America has a 1 year low of $27.56 and a 1 year high of $33.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly 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 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 for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given 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 dividend yield of 4.02%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is presently 508.35%.

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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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