$0.41 EPS Expected for Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE HTA) traded down 1.045% on Friday, reaching $29.835. Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 39.9% in the second quarter. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.9991508296254 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 15.1% in the first quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $135,000 after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.75% of the company's stock.

HTA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) on Wednesday, July 12 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:HTA)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 8 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 3, respectively. BTIG Research initiated Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) rating on Thursday, August 25. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 2 with "Outperform".

On July 17 the company was set at "Strong Buy" by Raymond James a boost from the previous "Outperform" rating. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Tuesday, June 27th.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This report was first reported by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this report can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/09/26/neuberger-berman-group-llc-sells-35996-shares-of-healthcare-trust-of-america-inc-hta.html. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total value of $1,770,994.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. The company had a trading volume of 633,533 shares. The business's revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has market cap of $6.03 billion.

Company shares are trading at $30.05 just a bit lower than $30.54, the stock's 50 day moving average and which is a tad under the 200 day moving average of $31.00.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The company had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.69 million. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.41, up exactly $0.01 or 2.50 % from 2014's $0.4 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd will be given a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date will be on Friday the 30th of June 2017. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.09%. Healthcare Trust of America's payout ratio is presently 571.43%.

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.

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