Stifel Nicolaus Gives Healthcare Trust (HTA) Lower Rating. Buy Rating Lost; Webster Financial (WBS) Had 8 Analysts Last Week

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Among 19 analysts covering Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Webster Financial had 59 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Hold” rating and $60.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. As per Friday, October 9, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, April 23. The firm has “Hold” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Friday, April 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) on Friday, September 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray on Friday, January 5 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by JP Morgan. See Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) latest ratings:

24/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $56 New Target: $59 Maintain
23/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0000 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Hold Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $63.0000 Maintain
22/03/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral New Target: $45 Initiates Coverage On
26/02/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $75.0 Maintain
26/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $54 New Target: $56 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Hold Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain

Trading of Healthcare Trust (NYSE:HTA)‘s shares is going to be interesting today. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock from a Buy to a Hold.

The stock increased 0.38% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $60.17. About 510,612 shares traded. Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has risen 10.54% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.20, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 18 investors sold Webster Financial Corporation shares while 75 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 85.11 million shares or 0.62% more from 84.59 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advantus Cap Mngmt reported 0.02% stake. Citadel Ltd Liability stated it has 0% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). 105 were accumulated by Tru Co Of Vermont. Weaver C Barksdale & Associates holds 114 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Essex Fincl holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) for 14,855 shares. Colorado-based Elk Creek Prtn has invested 0.25% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Fisher Asset Mngmt Lc owns 1.78 million shares. Kennedy Capital owns 69,765 shares. Daruma Capital Llc reported 0.23% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Mason Street Advisors Limited stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 0% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Geode Capital Management Lc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 110,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. 1,100 are held by Westport Asset Management. Ls Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS).

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $629,954 activity. The insider BLEY DANIEL sold $68,616. SMITH JAMES COPENHAVER also sold $500,220 worth of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) on Friday, October 27. $274,565 worth of stock was sold by BECKER JOEL S on Tuesday, February 6. 3,291 shares were sold by Pettie Mark, worth $185,415.

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding firm for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.54 billion. It operates through four divisions: Commercial Banking, Community Banking, HSA Bank, and Private Banking. It has a 22.54 P/E ratio. The Commercial Banking segment provides lending, deposit, and cash management services to middle market companies; and asset lending, commercial real estate, and equipment finance, as well as treasury and payment services, which include government and institutional banking.

Analysts await Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) to report earnings on April, 30 before the open. They expect $0.42 EPS, up 2.44% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.41 per share. HTA’s profit will be $87.85M for 14.75 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.73% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $24.78. About 1.07 million shares traded. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) has declined 18.06% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.61% the S&P500.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings ("MOBs") in the United States based on gross leasable area ("GLA"). The company has market cap of $5.18 billion. We provide the real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly desirable locations. It has a 72.88 P/E ratio. Over the last decade, we have invested $7.0 billion primarily in MOBs and other healthcare assets comprising 24.2 million square feet of GLA.

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