Equities research analysts expect Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) to announce earnings of $0.41 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have made estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.41 and the lowest is $0.40. Healthcare Trust Of America also reported earnings of $0.41 per share during the same quarter last year. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, August 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America will report full-year earnings of $1.64 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.63 to $1.65. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $1.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.66 to $1.72. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Healthcare Trust Of America.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $168.97 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $172.91 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 6.64% and a net margin of 31.48%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on HTA. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Thursday, February 14th. Jefferies Financial Group raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $30.00 to $33.00 in a research note on Friday, March 29th. Morgan Stanley set a $29.00 target price on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. Finally, Raymond James raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.86.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dean Investment Associates LLC grew its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC now owns 34,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $884,000 after acquiring an additional 354 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 0.9% during the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 46,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,188,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 79.1% during the fourth quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 1,060 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $27,000 after buying an additional 468 shares during the last quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 3.4% during the fourth quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc. now owns 15,412 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $390,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 45.9% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,061 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $59,000 after buying an additional 648 shares during the period. 92.55% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of HTA stock opened at $27.87 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.18, a PEG ratio of 5.16 and a beta of 0.48. Healthcare Trust Of America has a twelve month low of $24.06 and a twelve month high of $29.22.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 3rd will be paid a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.45%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.54%.

About Healthcare Trust Of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of MOBs in the United States, comprising approximately 23.2 million square feet of GLA, with $6.8 billion invested primarily in MOBs. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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