AMP Capital Investors Ltd trimmed its position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 2.1% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,701,443 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 57,749 shares during the period. AMP Capital Investors Ltd’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $72,829,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $100,000. Legacy Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $108,000. McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Northwest Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $155,000. Finally, CIBC Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $210,000.

In related news, CFO Robert A. Milligan acquired 3,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $25.35 per share, for a total transaction of $96,330.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 141,564 shares in the company, valued at $3,588,647.40. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 0.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America from $30.00 to $27.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated a “neutral” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (down from $30.00) on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust Of America currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.83.

Shares of HTA opened at $28.08 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $5.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.23, a P/E/G ratio of 4.35 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 12 month low of $24.06 and a 12 month high of $31.87.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $173.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $176.30 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 2.46% and a net margin of 11.65%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s quarterly revenue was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.39 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. This is an increase from Healthcare Trust Of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 74.85%.

Healthcare Trust Of America Company Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, comprising over 24.2 million square feet of GLA, with over $7.0 billion invested primarily in medical office buildings. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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