461 institutions hold shares in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA), with 993.11k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.45% while institutional investors hold 100.63% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 218.58M, and float is at 217.44M with Short Float at 6.14%. Institutions hold 100.18% of the Float.
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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 30.46 million shares valued at $838.89 million. The investor’s holdings represent 13.93% of the HTA Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Cohen & Steers Inc. with 22.47 million shares valued at $618.76 million to account for 10.27% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 17.27 million shares representing 7.89% and valued at over $475.58 million, while Principal Financial Group, Inc. holds 7.60% of the shares totaling 16.63 million with a market value of $458.01 million.
Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is -3.12% lower 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 question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The HTA stock was last observed hovering at around $26.75 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.07% off its average median price target of $31.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 23.77% off the consensus price target high of $35.00 offered by 13 analysts, but current levels are -6.72% lower than the price target low of $25.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $26.68, the stock is -5.46% and -4.40% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.76 million and changing -0.26% at the moment leaves the stock -0.28% off its SMA200. HTA registered -16.94% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 1.10%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $28.35 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $26.76.
The stock witnessed a -8.00% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 2.50%, and is -4.51% down 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 2.60% over the week and 2.11% over the month.
Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA) has around 333 employees, a market worth around $5.88B and $739.00M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 112.57 and Fwd P/E is 67.20. Profit margin for the company is 7.10%. Distance from 52-week low is 29.45% and -22.03% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.20%).
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 2.10, where 5 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 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. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.08 with sales reaching $189.34M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 65.00% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 3.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 1.90% in year-over-year returns.
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).
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 12.25% up over the past 12 months. Healthpeak Properties Inc. (PEAK) is -11.95% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 4.65% from the last report on Jan 14, 2021 to stand at a total of 12.72 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 9.14.