State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 85.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 185,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 85,000 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $5,755,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at about $101,000. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 1,888 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at about $202,000. Finally, Park Avenue Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at about $208,000. 93.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) opened at 29.36 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $30.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.91. The company has a market capitalization of $5.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 143.92 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 1-year low of $26.34 and a 1-year high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39. The business had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.42% and a net margin of 6.07%. The business’s revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.14 EPS for the current year.

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

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Several research firms recently issued reports on HTA. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. FBR & Co began coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued a “mkt perform” rating and a $32.00 target price for the company. Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (up from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Friday, June 16th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $33.00 to $35.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was 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 in the company, valued at $12,987,249.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Healthcare Trust of America

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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