Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 3.4% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 49,479 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,638 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $1,415,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 79.1% in the 4th quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 1,060 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 468 shares during the last quarter. ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $30,000. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $67,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 26.9% in the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,646 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $93,000 after acquiring an additional 772 shares during the period. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 1,382.9% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 3,737 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $105,000 after acquiring an additional 3,485 shares during the period. 92.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NYSE HTA opened at $28.02 on Wednesday. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 52-week low of $24.21 and a 52-week high of $29.22. The company has a market capitalization of $5.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.22 and a beta of 0.48.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 6.64% and a net margin of 31.48%. The firm had revenue of $168.97 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 2nd. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.54%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on HTA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $30.00 to $33.00 in a research report on Friday, March 29th. Morgan Stanley set a $29.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 28th. Finally, Raymond James upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.86.

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About Healthcare Trust Of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of MOBs in the United States, comprising approximately 23.2 million square feet of GLA, with $6.8 billion invested primarily in MOBs. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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