Analyst Ratings for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. About 30 days ago, HTA was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HTA. The most optimistic price target was 37, implying potential capital gains of 22.15 percent. The lowest price target was 30, implying potential capital losses of -0.96 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 10.06 percent. That number becomes -8.12 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 17.34 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.35 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

HTA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 398.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HTA has a PEG ratio of 0.23.

HTA has traded between a high of 34.64 and a low of 26.34 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15 percent, and 12.56 percent lower than its 52-week high. HTA has a price/earnings ratio of 91.79. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HTA value stock report compares HTA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HTA is $5.8 billion. HTA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.