The decline in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) stock price is a huge buying opportunity

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is 2.69% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $20.61 and a high of $34.22 in the current 52-week trading range. The HTA stock was last observed hovering at around $28.28 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.26% off its average median price target of $29.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 19.94% off the consensus price target high of $35.00 offered by 13 analysts, but current levels are -12.08% lower than the price target low of $25.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $28.02, the stock is 3.35% and 4.57% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.73 million and changing -0.92% at the moment leaves the stock 7.35% off its SMA200. HTA registered -6.57% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 9.44%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $26.69 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $26.34.

The stock witnessed a 8.02% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 8.35%, and is 5.05% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.51% over the week and 2.29% over the month.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) has around 303 employees, a market worth around $6.13B and $728.30M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 184.84 and Fwd P/E is 81.73. Profit margin for the company is 4.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 35.95% and -18.12% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.00%).

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) is a “Overweight”. 13 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 9 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/28/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.11 with sales reaching $185.19M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -85.80% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 6.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 5.00% in year-over-year returns.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) Top Institutional Holders

461 institutions hold shares in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA), with 992.33k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.45% while institutional investors hold 100.63% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 218.55M, and float is at 217.47M with Short Float at 5.02%. Institutions hold 100.18% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 29.97 million shares valued at $779.11 million. The investor’s holdings represent 13.71% of the HTA Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 16.47 million shares valued at $428.22 million to account for 7.54% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Principal Financial Group, Inc. which holds 14.75 million shares representing 6.75% and valued at over $383.38 million, while Cohen & Steers Inc. holds 5.62% of the shares totaling 12.29 million with a market value of $319.63 million.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) Insider Activity

A total of 8 insider transactions have happened at Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 5 and purchases happening 3 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Houghton Amanda, the company’s EVP – Asset Management. SEC filings show that Houghton Amanda sold 32,507 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 13 at a price of $27.80 per share for a total of $0.9 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 91244.0 shares.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 15 that Milligan Robert A (Chief Financial Officer) bought a total of 2,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 15 and was made at $23.75 per share for $47500.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.17 million shares of the HTA stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on May 12, FIX WARREN D (Director) acquired 1,000 shares at an average price of $24.99 for $24990.0. The insider now directly holds 69,052 shares of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA).

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Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) that is trading 10.43% up over the past 12 months. Healthpeak Properties Inc. (PEAK) is -16.36% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 4.75% from the last report on Nov 29, 2020 to stand at a total of 11.02 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 5.96.

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