Media stories about Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 95 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) registers a change of 0.10% while SVB Financial Group (SIVB) finishes with … – Stocks Gallery (stocksgallery.com)
- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- HTA Grabs Multi-State MOB Portfolio for $150M (cpexecutive.com)
- Critical Comparison: Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) versus Ventas (VTR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) stock is 0.03% above to 200- SMA – Street Observer (press release) (streetobserver.com)
Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE HTA) traded up 0.10% on Friday, reaching $30.32. The company had a trading volume of 1,607,009 shares. Healthcare Trust of America has a 52-week low of $26.34 and a 52-week high of $34.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.36 billion, a PE ratio of 89.18 and a beta of 0.32. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $31.04 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.89.
Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41. The firm had revenue of $124.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $122.79 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 10.38% and a return on equity of 2.63%. Healthcare Trust of America’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. Analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America will post $0.14 EPS for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have commented on HTA shares. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Healthcare Trust of America to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.50.
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In other Healthcare Trust of America news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of Healthcare Trust of America stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total value of $1,770,994.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 405,092 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 65,000 shares of Healthcare Trust of America stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.63, for a total transaction of $1,925,950.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 460,332 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,639,637.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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