Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 7.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 227,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 15,000 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned about 0.11% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $7,062,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 6.0% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,523 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $268,000 after buying an additional 485 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at approximately $202,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 278.4% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 54,549 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,716,000 after buying an additional 40,132 shares in the last quarter. Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 9.1% in the first quarter. Henderson Group PLC now owns 22,390 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $704,000 after buying an additional 1,867 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Fund Management S.A. purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,287,000. 97.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) opened at 31.07 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $6.23 billion, a PE ratio of 152.30 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 1-year low of $26.34 and a 1-year high of $34.64. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.23 and a 200-day moving average of $31.01.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The firm had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. Healthcare Trust of America’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.93%. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 571.43%.

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Several brokerages recently commented on HTA. BidaskClub raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $33.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price objective (up previously from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust of America currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.14.

In related news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total value of $1,770,994.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 405,092 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,987,249.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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