Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ( HTA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 09, 2019. Shareholders who purchased HTA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.64% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $25.28, the dividend yield is 4.91%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HTA was $25.28, representing a -16.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.11 and a 5.09% increase over the 52 week low of $24.06.
HTA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) and Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ). HTA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.14. Zacks Investment Research reports HTA's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -.07%, compared to an industry average of .6%.