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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc is a reit-healthcare facilities business based in the US. Healthcare Trust of America shares (HTA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Healthcare Trust of America employs 303 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$729.9 million.

How to buy shares in Healthcare Trust of America

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Healthcare Trust of America. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HTA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Healthcare Trust of America reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$27.54, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Healthcare Trust of America, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Healthcare Trust of America. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Healthcare Trust of America share price

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Healthcare Trust of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$27.54
52-week rangeUSD$19.8536 - USD$32.9642
50-day moving average USD$26.8306
200-day moving average USD$26.3743
Wall St. target priceUSD$29.62
PE ratio 183.1333
Dividend yield USD$1.28 (4.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.15

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Is it a good time to buy Healthcare Trust of America stock?

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Healthcare Trust of America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.54 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-12) 3.30%
1 month (2020-12-22) -0.58%
3 months (2020-10-20) 9.46%
6 months (2020-07-20) 6.21%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) 2.49%
3 years (2018-01-19) 0.36%
5 years (2016-01-20) 2.84%

Is Healthcare Trust of America under- or over-valued?

Valuing Healthcare Trust of America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Healthcare Trust of America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Healthcare Trust of America's P/E ratio

Healthcare Trust of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 183x. In other words, Healthcare Trust of America shares trade at around 183x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Healthcare Trust of America's EBITDA

Healthcare Trust of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$436.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Healthcare Trust of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Healthcare Trust of America financials

Revenue TTM USD$729.9 million
Operating margin TTM 21.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$480.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.48%
Return on equity TTM 1.05%
Profit margin 4.59%
Book value $14.698
Market capitalisation USD$6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Healthcare Trust of America shares

There are currently 10.9 million Healthcare Trust of America shares held short by investors – that's known as Healthcare Trust of America's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% up from 10.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Healthcare Trust of America shares can be evaluated.

Healthcare Trust of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Healthcare Trust of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Healthcare Trust of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Healthcare Trust of America shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Healthcare Trust of America's SIR currently stands at 5.65. In other words for every 100,000 Healthcare Trust of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5650 shares are currently held short.

However Healthcare Trust of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Healthcare Trust of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable Healthcare Trust of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Healthcare Trust of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Healthcare Trust of America shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0659% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Healthcare Trust of America shares, roughly 66 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Healthcare Trust of America.

Find out more about how you can short Healthcare Trust of America stock.

Healthcare Trust of America share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 75.15% of net profits

Recently Healthcare Trust of America has paid out, on average, around 75.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Healthcare Trust of America shareholders could enjoy a 4.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Healthcare Trust of America's case, that would currently equate to about $1.28 per share.

Healthcare Trust of America's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Healthcare Trust of America's most recent dividend payout was on 12 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Healthcare Trust of America's shares ever split?

Healthcare Trust of America's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 December 2014. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Healthcare Trust of America shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Healthcare Trust of America shares which in turn could have impacted Healthcare Trust of America's share price.

Healthcare Trust of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Healthcare Trust of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.8536 up to $32.9642. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HTA.US volatility(beta: 0.55)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Healthcare Trust of America's is 0.5496. This would suggest that Healthcare Trust of America's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Healthcare Trust of America overview

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of MOBs in the United States, comprising approximately 25.1 million square feet of GLA, with $7.4 billion invested primarily in MOBs. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations. Investments are targeted to build critical mass in 20 to 25 leading gateway markets that generally have leading university and medical institutions, which translates to superior demographics, high-quality graduates, intellectual talent and job growth. The strategic markets HTA invests in support a strong, long-term demand for quality medical office space. HTA utilizes an integrated asset management platform consisting of on-site leasing, property management, engineering and building services, and development capabilities to create complete, state of the art facilities in each market. This drives efficiencies, strong tenant and health system relationships, and strategic partnerships that result in high levels of tenant retention, rental growth and long-term value creation. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTA has developed a national brand with dedicated relationships at the local level. Founded in 2006 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, HTA has produced attractive returns for its stockholders that have outperformed the US REIT index.

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