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 analyst gave a price target of 37, implying potential capital gains of 22.15 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, implying a possible loss of -0.96 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 10.06 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.12 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HTA to grow at a rate of 398.32 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 15 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 12.56 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.8 billion. HTA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.