Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. reduced its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 215,357 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,895 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. owned 0.11% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $6,418,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 34.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $918,310,000 after purchasing an additional 7,510,727 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $405,999,000 after purchasing an additional 4,003,376 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 14.2% during the 3rd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 11,858,804 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $353,393,000 after purchasing an additional 1,476,407 shares during the last quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 56.9% in the second quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $254,539,000 after acquiring an additional 2,965,936 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 39.1% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 7,715,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $229,911,000 after acquiring an additional 2,166,703 shares during the last quarter. 97.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

HTA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. TheStreet raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) traded down $0.39 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $30.26. 1,031,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,539,932. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52-week low of $27.47 and a 52-week high of $33.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,279.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.65 and a beta of 0.31.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The business had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.40 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.03%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is 508.35%.

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Healthcare Trust of America Company Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is an owner and operator of medical office buildings (MOBs) in the United States. The Company focuses on owning and operating MOBs that serve healthcare delivery and are located on health system campuses, near university medical centers, or in community core outpatient locations.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA)

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