Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 189.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 19,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 12,700 shares during the period. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,007,410 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $692,354,000 after buying an additional 717,284 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 33.2% in the 2nd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 10,382,397 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $322,997,000 after purchasing an additional 2,586,706 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 4,226.2% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,047,010 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $284,619,000 after purchasing an additional 8,837,888 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 5,675.3% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,025,724 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $187,461,000 after purchasing an additional 5,921,387 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,548,425 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $172,612,000 after purchasing an additional 1,694,809 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.75% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) opened at 31.15 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $30.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.03. The company has a market cap of $6.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 152.70 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52 week low of $26.34 and a 52 week high of $34.35.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.42% and a net margin of 6.07%. The firm had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.26 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 given a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.92%. This is a boost from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 571.43%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on HTA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. TheStreet cut Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, UBS AG upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Two equities 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 stock. Healthcare Trust of America presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.14.

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In related 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 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 sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust of America 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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