Stevens Capital Management LP reduced its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 3.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 17,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 532 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $536,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of HTA. Westpac Banking Corp bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter worth $7,499,000. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 39.9% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 532,683 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $16,572,000 after purchasing an additional 151,890 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 15.1% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 678,084 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $21,333,000 after purchasing an additional 88,903 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 5,675.3% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,025,724 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $187,461,000 after purchasing an additional 5,921,387 shares during the last quarter. 97.75% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) opened at 29.50 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $5.92 billion, a PE ratio of 144.61 and a beta of 0.32. The company’s 50 day moving average is $30.54 and its 200 day moving average is $31.00. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.34 and a 12 month high of $34.35.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be given a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.14%. This is an increase from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is presently 571.43%.

Several analysts have weighed in on HTA shares. Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. UBS AG upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Three investment 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 company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.75.

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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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