Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 4.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 210,143 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 10,681 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $5,605,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Centaurus Financial Inc. acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America during the second quarter worth $279,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 3.0% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,033,330 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $81,778,000 after purchasing an additional 87,117 shares during the period. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. lifted its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 17.3% during the second quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. now owns 34,972 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $943,000 after purchasing an additional 5,154 shares during the period. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC lifted its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 66.8% during the second quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC now owns 251,813 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,789,000 after purchasing an additional 100,859 shares during the period. Finally, Long Pond Capital LP acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America during the second quarter worth about $51,274,000. 95.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on HTA. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 30th. ValuEngine upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Healthcare Trust Of America from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 29th. Morgan Stanley cut Healthcare Trust Of America from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $27.00 to $26.00 in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Monday, August 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.40.

HTA opened at $27.94 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.33. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 52-week low of $24.06 and a 52-week high of $31.69. The company has a market cap of $5.79 billion, a PE ratio of 17.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.29 and a beta of 0.22.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41. Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 7.31% and a net margin of 34.48%. The company had revenue of $175.14 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $174.85 million. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.63 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 31st. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is currently 76.07%.

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Healthcare Trust Of America Profile

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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