Nisa Investment Advisors LLC maintained its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 6,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $185,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter worth approximately $101,000. Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 0.4% in the second quarter. Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 239,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,454,000 after buying an additional 899 shares during the last quarter. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter worth approximately $3,071,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 28.0% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 117,670 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,660,000 after buying an additional 25,740 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at about $977,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.89% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) traded up 1.3641% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $30.4599. The stock had a trading volume of 983,792 shares. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 149.3132 and a beta of 0.32. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $30.27 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.94.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39. The company had revenue of $139.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.42% and a net margin of 6.07%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.23 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.06%. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 571.43%.

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HTA has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, July 17th. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price target on Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $33.00 price target on Healthcare Trust of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total transaction of $1,770,994.40. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at $12,987,249.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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.

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