Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) Director Warren D. Fix acquired 3,725 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $26.73 per share, for a total transaction of $99,569.25. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 53,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,428,050.25. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) opened at 27.79 on Wednesday. Healthcare Trust of America Inc. has a 1-year low of $24.00 and a 1-year high of $34.64. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $30.98 and its 200 day moving average is $31.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 96.16 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 9.01% and a return on equity of 2.58%. The business had revenue of $118.34 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $115.32 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America Inc. will post $1.61 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in HTA. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 140.3% in the second quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. now owns 1,610,725 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $52,091,000 after buying an additional 940,402 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 3.0% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,196,239 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $64,612,000 after buying an additional 63,274 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 288.7% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 611,472 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $17,990,000 after buying an additional 454,172 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1.8% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 7,430,265 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $240,295,000 after buying an additional 133,463 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rainier Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 59.6% in the second quarter. Rainier Investment Management LLC now owns 367,770 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $11,895,000 after buying an additional 137,400 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.48% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on HTA shares. Raymond James Financial Inc. raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, November 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 9th. Mizuho dropped their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 8th. BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Wunderlich boosted their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $28.50 to $31.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.50.

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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