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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA)?

The company in question is, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) currently with a stock price of 31.6 (0.57% today). The market cap for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is 4435.88, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry. The target price for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is 35.56. Currently Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 105.08, and a forward P/E of 82.68. Average volume for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is 818.54 and so far today it is 150901.

Performance in the last year for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has been 30.65%. For EPS growth, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has seen a growth of -31.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.11%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 36.30% over the last five years and could be 4.00% for the next five years. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 14.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 27.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.97%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.83%.

Since the IPO date for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. on the 06/06/2012, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.83%. With Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. trading at 31.6, the dividend yield is 3.82%, and the EPS is 0.3.

So could Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 105.08. The PEG is 26.27, P/S is 10.4 and the P/B is at 2.65. The P/cash is 547.64, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.01, and total debt/equity at 1.01.

In terms of margins, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a gross margin of 69.10%, an operating margin of 23.30% and a profit margin of 9.30%.Payout ratio for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is 387.40%. Return on assets come to 1.20% with return on investment coming to 3.20%.

Insider ownership for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., is at 0.77% and institutional ownership comes to 85.20%. Outstanding shares are at 141.18. While shares float is 140.73. The float short is currently 2.06%, and short ratio is 3.55.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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