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 highest price target was 37, implying potential capital gains of 22.15 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, implying potential capital losses of -0.96 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 10.06 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HTA to grow at a rate of 398.32 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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. Currently the stock is 15 percent higher than its low, and 12.56 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.8 billion. HTA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.