Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) to Post Q2 2019 Earnings of $0.41 Per Share, Mitsubishi UFJ Fi

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) – Equities research analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group decreased their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note issued on Thursday, February 14th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group analyst K. Ford now expects that the real estate investment trust will earn $0.41 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.42. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group also issued estimates for Healthcare Trust Of America’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.73 EPS.

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HTA has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 30th. TheStreet downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, January 14th. ValuEngine raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 6th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Thursday, February 14th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust Of America has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.63.

HTA stock opened at $28.50 on Monday. Healthcare Trust Of America has a fifty-two week low of $24.06 and a fifty-two week high of $29.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.33. The company has a market cap of $5.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.48, a PEG ratio of 4.25 and a beta of 0.52.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 34.48%. The firm had revenue of $172.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.80 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 3rd will be paid a $0.31 dividend. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 2nd. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.07%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of HTA. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 39.9% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,255,952 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $195,621,000 after purchasing an additional 2,070,452 shares during the last quarter. First Hawaiian Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the third quarter worth approximately $190,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 14.0% in the third quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 19,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $523,000 after purchasing an additional 2,400 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 27.0% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 45,228 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,206,000 after purchasing an additional 9,604 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 36.7% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns 68,773 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,297,000 after purchasing an additional 18,463 shares during the last quarter. 93.10% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust Of America Company Profile

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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