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.

HTA was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 37, implying a possible profit of 22.15 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, implying a possible loss of -0.96 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 10.06 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.12 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 17.34 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.35 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HTA to grow at a rate of 398.32 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HTA hit 34.64 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.34. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15 percent, and below the high by 12.56 percent. HTA has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.