Amica Mutual Insurance Co. cut its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 2.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 97,974 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,847 shares during the period. Amica Mutual Insurance Co.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $2,920,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new position in Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter valued at $132,000. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Stephens Inc. AR bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter worth $207,000. Finally, World Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter worth $215,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.09% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on HTA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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 note on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. FBR & Co set a $32.00 target price on Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) traded up $0.16 during trading on Friday, reaching $30.97. The company had a trading volume of 104,558 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,526,360. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $27.47 and a fifty-two week high of $33.00. The company has a market cap of $6,312.54, a PE ratio of 18.79, a P/E/G ratio of 4.67 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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 firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.62 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.40 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.94%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is currently 508.35%.

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About Healthcare Trust of America

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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