Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] Stock trading around $27.37 per share: What’s Next?

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [NYSE: HTA] stock went on a downward path that fall over -3.29% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -4.43%. The company report on August 4, 2021 that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces 8th Annual Dividend Increase.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA), the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, announced that its Board of Directors has increased the quarterly dividend by 1.56% to $0.325 per share of common stock. This represents an annualized rate of $1.30 per share of common stock with an annualized yield of 4.6% based on HTA’s closing share price as of August 2, 2021. The dividend will be paid on October 11, 2021 to stockholders of record on October 4, 2021. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Company has increased its quarterly dividend.

Additionally, the eligible holders of HTA’s operating partnership units (“OP Units”) will receive a quarterly OP Unit distribution, which is on par with HTA’s common stock dividend described above.

Over the last 12 months, HTA stock dropped by -0.18%. The one-year Healthcare Trust of America Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 10.88. The average equity rating for HTA stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $6.00 billion, with 218.75 million shares outstanding and 217.81 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.61M shares, HTA stock reached a trading volume of 5616985 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $30.71 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.

BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on August 04, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Scotiabank raised their target price to Sector Perform. The new note on the price target was released on January 28, 2021, representing the official price target for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. is set at 0.59, with the Price to Sales ratio for HTA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.05. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.91, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.14. Price to Free Cash Flow for HTA in the course of the last twelve months was 291.05.

HTA Stock Performance Analysis:

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 -4.43. With this latest performance, HTA shares gained by 0.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.63% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -0.18% 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 40.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 32.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.48 for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.05, while it was recorded at 28.26 for the last single week of trading, and 27.66 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Healthcare Trust of America Inc. Fundamentals:

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 +22.38 and a Gross Margin at +28.36. Healthcare Trust of America Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.16.

Return on Total Capital for HTA is now 2.55, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.83. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.61, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.78. 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 102.64. Additionally, HTA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 50.65, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 47.98. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 102.30, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] managed to generate an average of $158,012 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.08 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.11.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $5,649 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HTA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 31,130,625, which is approximately 2.199% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; COHEN & STEERS, INC., holding 23,019,288 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $630.04 million in HTA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $454.77 million in HTA stock with ownership of nearly -3.781% of the company’s market capitalization.

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174 institutional holders increased their position in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [NYSE:HTA] by around 11,956,555 shares. Additionally, 153 investors decreased positions by around 25,946,675 shares, while 62 investors held positions by with 168,502,579 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 206,405,809 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HTA stock had 48 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,790,662 shares, while 36 institutional investors sold positions of 2,871,579 shares during the same period.

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