Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) saw a large decline in short interest in January. As of January 12th, there was short interest totalling 5,942,985 shares, a decline of 44.8% from the December 29th total of 10,768,859 shares. Approximately 2.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 1,395,913 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 3rd quarter worth $120,000. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 4th quarter worth $215,000. 1st Global Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 2nd quarter worth $229,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 7,875 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $243,000 after buying an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 2nd quarter worth $294,000. 98.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) opened at $27.42 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,630.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 114.25, a PEG ratio of 3.93 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.30. Healthcare Trust Of America has a one year low of $27.09 and a one year high of $33.00.

HTA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. SunTrust Banks set a $33.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $33.60.

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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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