BTIG Research Downgrade Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]. What else is Wall St. saying?

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [NYSE: HTA] gained 0.15% or 0.04 points to close at $27.27 with a heavy trading volume of 1056087 shares.

It opened the trading session at $27.30, the shares rose to $27.65 and dropped to $27.23, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for HTA points out that the company has recorded -14.94% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -32.31% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.10M shares, HTA reached to a volume of 1056087 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HTA shares is $29.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HTA stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BTIG Research have made an estimate for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 16, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price from $33 to $35. The new note on the price target was released on January 07, 2020, representing the official price target for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. stock. On December 18, 2019, analysts increased their price target for HTA shares from 31 to 32.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. is set at 0.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for HTA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.46. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.77, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.98. Price to Free Cash Flow for HTA in the course of the last twelve months was 87.64.

Trading performance analysis for HTA stock

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.84. With this latest performance, HTA shares gained by 4.28% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -14.94% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -0.58% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HTA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.53, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.58, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.75 for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.90, while it was recorded at 27.34 for the last single week of trading, and 28.24 for the last 200 days.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.46 and a Gross Margin at +27.82. Healthcare Trust of America Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +4.38.

Return on Total Capital for HTA is now 0.84, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.51. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.91, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.47. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 87.80. Additionally, HTA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 46.75, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.41. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 84.59, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 45.04.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] managed to generate an average of $99,518 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.28 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.11.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Healthcare Trust of America Inc. posted -0.04/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.08/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -150.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HTA.

An analysis of insider ownership at Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]

There are presently around $5,929 million, or 96.70% of HTA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HTA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 30,217,864, which is approximately 0.518% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; COHEN & STEERS, INC., holding 18,827,191 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $513.42 million in HTA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $445.27 million in HTA stock with ownership of nearly 5.658% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 184 institutional holders increased their position in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [NYSE:HTA] by around 17,293,092 shares. Additionally, 136 investors decreased positions by around 24,046,899 shares, while 55 investors held positions by with 176,081,398 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 217,421,389 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HTA stock had 43 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,198,238 shares, while 38 institutional investors sold positions of 3,002,546 shares during the same period.

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