Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 140.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,610,725 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 940,402 shares during the period. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. owned about 1.18% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $52,091,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 2.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 6,771 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $199,000 after buying an additional 160 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 8.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,340 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 322 shares in the last quarter. Sigma Planning Corp increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 0.8% in the second quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 69,465 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,247,000 after buying an additional 575 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 7.7% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 12,968 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $419,000 after buying an additional 925 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IBM Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 9.4% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 13,656 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $442,000 after buying an additional 1,174 shares in the last quarter. 84.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA)

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) traded down 0.22% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $31.76. The stock had a trading volume of 332,001 shares. Healthcare Trust of America Inc. has a 1-year low of $23.98 and a 1-year high of $34.64. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $32.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.60. The firm has a market cap of $4.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 105.51 and a beta of 0.28.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.01. The business earned $113 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.61 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 9.32% and a return on equity of 2.73%. Healthcare Trust of America’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America Inc. will post $1.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 3rd were issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 29th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.78%. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 400.00%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on HTA. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. lifted their price objective on Healthcare Trust of America from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Mizuho lowered their price target on Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Wunderlich boosted their price target on Healthcare Trust of America from $28.50 to $31.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, BTIG Research assumed coverage on Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price target for the company. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.10.

About Healthcare Trust of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (HTA) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through investing in healthcare real estate assets segment. The primary objective is to generate stockholder value through consistent and growing dividends and appreciation of real estate value.

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