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.

Several price targets were given for HTA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 37, which equates to a potential upside of 22.15 percent. The minimum price target given was 30, implying potential capital losses of -0.96 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 10.06 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.12 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 17.34 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.35 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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.

HTA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 398.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HTA is 0.23.

In the last 52-weeks, HTA has achieved a high of 34.64 and a low of 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.