Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 319.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 35,712 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,189 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $1,111,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the 2nd 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 purchasing an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $202,000. Institutional investors own 97.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) opened at 31.46 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $6.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 154.22 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52-week low of $26.34 and a 52-week high of $34.35. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $30.40 and its 200-day moving average price is $31.05.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The business had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.69 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.305 per share. This is an increase from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.88%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is currently 571.43%.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. FBR & Co began coverage on Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “mkt perform” rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price target (up from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Friday, June 16th. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $33.00 to $35.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.14.

In other Healthcare Trust of America news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total transaction of $1,770,994.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at $12,987,249.52. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Healthcare Trust of America Company Profile

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.

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

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