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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [NYSE:HTA]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in December. On average, stock market experts give HTA an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 39.92 to 52.91. This is compared to its latest closing price of $28.46.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] is sitting at 2.50. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.50.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] generated $0.18 billion in sales. That’s 0.10% higher than the average estimate of $0.17 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Thu 14 Feb (In 2 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] sitting at +8.50 and its Gross Margin at +28.76, this company’s Net Margin is now 34.50%. These measurements indicate that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 1.07, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 1.90%. Its Return on Equity is 2.57, and its Return on Assets is 1.25. These metrics suggest that this Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 84.82. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 45.89, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 43.12. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 81.69, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 44.20. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 28.73 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 7.26. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 12.25, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.33. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.88, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 18.10 and P/E Ratio of 24.65. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] earns $2,269,800 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.93 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.12.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] has 207.01M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $5.89B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 24.06 to 29.22. At its current price, it has moved by -4.00% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 16.61% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.56, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 56.71. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. [HTA], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.