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How to buy Healthcare Trust of America stock | $30.3

Learn how to easily invest in Healthcare Trust of America stock.

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 333 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Healthcare Trust of America stock price (NYSE: HTA)

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Healthcare Trust of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$30.30
52-week range$22.59 - $31.31
50-day moving average $29.62
200-day moving average $28.47
Wall St. target price$31.04
PE ratio 82.8108
Dividend yield $1.28 (4.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.37

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Healthcare Trust of America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $30.3 from 2021-09-21

1 week (2021-09-15) -1.01%
1 month (2021-08-20) 2.64%
3 months (2021-06-22) 7.52%
6 months (2021-03-22) 6.17%
1 year (2020-09-22) 19.39%
2 years (2019-09-20) 6.02%
3 years (2018-09-21) 13.23%
5 years (2016-09-22) 33.7

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 83x. In other words, Healthcare Trust of America shares trade at around 83x 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 $450.6 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 $756.1 million
Operating margin TTM 23.73%
Gross profit TTM $513.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.68%
Return on equity TTM 2.54%
Profit margin 10.75%
Book value $14.17
Market capitalisation $6.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Healthcare Trust of America shares

There are currently 15.2 million Healthcare Trust of America shares held short by investors – that's known as Healthcare Trust of America's "short interest". This figure is 20.9% up from 12.6 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 3.0 million). Healthcare Trust of America's SIR currently stands at 5.04. In other words for every 100,000 Healthcare Trust of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5040 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 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Healthcare Trust of America shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.07% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Healthcare Trust of America shares, roughly 70 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

74%

Dividend payout ratio: 73.85% of net profits

Recently Healthcare Trust of America has paid out, on average, around 73.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.23% 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 4.23% 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 10 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 September 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 15 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 $22.5869 up to $31.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HTA.US volatility(beta: 0.61)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 0.6124. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Healthcare Trust of America is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.465% of Healthcare Trust of America shares are held by insiders and 99.366% by institutions.
How many people work for Healthcare Trust of America?
Latest data suggests 333 work at Healthcare Trust of America.
When does the fiscal year end for Healthcare Trust of America?
Healthcare Trust of America's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Healthcare Trust of America based?
Healthcare Trust of America's address is: 16435 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 85254
What is Healthcare Trust of America's ISIN number?
Healthcare Trust of America's international securities identification number is: US42225P5017
What is Healthcare Trust of America's CUSIP number?
Healthcare Trust of America's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 42225P105

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