Sigma Planning Corp boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 4.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 71,604 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,267 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $2,228,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 3.4% in the first 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 during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 33.2% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 10,382,397 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $322,997,000 after buying an additional 2,586,706 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 4,226.2% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,047,010 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $284,619,000 after buying an additional 8,837,888 shares during the period. APG Asset Management US Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 22.9% in the second quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. now owns 3,760,031 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $116,975,000 after buying an additional 700,000 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 4.9% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,736,763 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $86,097,000 after buying an additional 126,654 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 93.36% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) opened at 29.36 on Friday. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.34 and a 12 month high of $34.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 143.92 and a beta of 0.32. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $30.41 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.91.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS 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 business had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.16%. This is a boost from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 571.43%.

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A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on HTA shares. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC increased their price target on Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust of America currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.50.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA)

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