Citadel Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 91.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 279,014 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 133,604 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC owned 0.14% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $8,680,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of HTA. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 4,226.2% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,047,010 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $284,619,000 after purchasing an additional 8,837,888 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 34.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $918,310,000 after purchasing an additional 7,510,727 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 5,675.3% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,025,724 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $187,461,000 after purchasing an additional 5,921,387 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 220.0% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,605,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,280,000 after purchasing an additional 3,166,400 shares during the period. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 56.9% during the 2nd quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $254,539,000 after purchasing an additional 2,965,936 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 97.75% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) traded down 0.63% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $29.84. The company had a trading volume of 50,220 shares. The stock has a market cap of $5.99 billion, a PE ratio of 146.27 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 12-month low of $26.34 and a 12-month high of $34.35. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $30.54 and a 200 day moving average of $31.00.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.39. The company had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.69 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced 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 a boost from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.06%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is presently 571.43%.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on HTA. Capital One Financial Corporation reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. TheStreet cut Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.75.

About Healthcare Trust of America

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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