Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. raised its position in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 11.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,788,497 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 177,772 shares during the period. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. owned approximately 1.30% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $58,342,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Pacad Investment Ltd. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter worth $123,000. Quantbot Technologies LP raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 141.4% in the second quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 4,234 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 2,480 shares in the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its stake in 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 valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 322 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 10.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,417 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $208,000 after buying an additional 610 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.81% of the company’s stock.

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

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) traded down 2.18% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $28.28. 28,004 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $29.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $31.61. The stock has a market cap of $4.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 97.85 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America Inc. has a 52-week low of $25.60 and a 52-week high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, meeting the 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 firm earned $118.34 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $115.32 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. Healthcare Trust of America’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America Inc. will post $1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms recently commented on HTA. Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 9th. BTIG Research began coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Mizuho dropped their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Finally, Wunderlich raised their price target on shares of 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. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.50.

In other news, Director Warren D. Fix acquired 3,725 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $26.73 per share, with a total value of $99,569.25. Following the purchase, the director now owns 53,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,428,050.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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