Vident Investment Advisory LLC lowered its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 18.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,905 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,978 shares during the quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $348,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,959,706 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $403,314,000 after buying an additional 625,147 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 12,763,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $344,103,000 after buying an additional 256,132 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 39.9% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,255,952 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $195,621,000 after buying an additional 2,070,452 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 5.4% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 4,938,837 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $130,631,000 after buying an additional 251,499 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 6.2% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 4,107,229 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $108,636,000 after buying an additional 241,551 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of HTA opened at $26.76 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.41. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.07 and a beta of 0.22. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a fifty-two week low of $24.06 and a fifty-two week high of $31.69.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The business had revenue of $173.33 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $176.30 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 11.65% and a return on equity of 2.46%. The company’s revenue was up 23.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.39 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st. This is an increase from Healthcare Trust Of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.63%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is 74.85%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 14th. ValuEngine lowered Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Healthcare Trust Of America from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 29th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price target for the company 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 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Monday, August 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.83.

Healthcare Trust Of America Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, comprising over 24.2 million square feet of GLA, with over $7.0 billion invested primarily in medical office buildings. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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