Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA] Is Currently 1.45 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?


Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [NYSE: HTA] gained 1.45% or 0.41 points to close at $28.67 with a heavy trading volume of 5553421 shares. The company report on May 5, 2022 that Healthcare Trust of America Reiterates Commitment to Pending Merger with Healthcare Realty.

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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) (“Healthcare Trust of America” or “HTA”) today issued the following statement regarding its previously announced definitive merger agreement with Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) (“HR”):.

HTA is aware that HR has received and rejected an unsolicited, non-binding acquisition proposal. The merger agreement between HTA and HR remains in effect and both companies are committed to completing the pending transaction, which was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both HR and HTA.

It opened the trading session at $28.55, the shares rose to $29.10 and dropped to $28.315, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for HTA points out that the company has recorded -14.70% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -8.76% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.45M shares, HTA reached to a volume of 5553421 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 $34.56 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 2.70. 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.

Berenberg have made an estimate for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 10, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on February 01, 2022, representing the official price target for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $34, while Citigroup analysts kept a Neutral rating on HTA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. is set at 0.88, with the Price to Sales ratio for HTA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.58. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.95, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for HTA in the course of the last twelve months was 162.51.

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 -2.55. With this latest performance, HTA shares dropped by -8.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -14.70% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 4.25% 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 36.72, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.06, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.58 for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 30.92, while it was recorded at 29.12 for the last single week of trading, and 31.59 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 +22.30 and a Gross Margin at +28.89. Healthcare Trust of America Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.89.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 3.05, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.43.

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

There are presently around $6,028 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HTA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 31,538,013, which is approximately 0.741% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; COHEN & STEERS, INC., holding 23,031,148 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $650.86 million in HTA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $457.79 million in HTA stock with ownership of nearly 3.671% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 199 institutional holders increased their position in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [NYSE:HTA] by around 20,385,824 shares. Additionally, 148 investors decreased positions by around 25,450,284 shares, while 70 investors held positions by with 167,469,524 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 213,305,632 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HTA stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,806,196 shares, while 28 institutional investors sold positions of 1,738,290 shares during the same period.