Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 30.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 84,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,700 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $2,518,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in 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 in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in 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 in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $405,999,000 after purchasing an additional 4,003,376 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC increased its holdings in 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 in the last quarter. 98.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price target on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, FBR & Co set a $32.00 price target on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust Of America presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) opened at $30.75 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $6,300.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.75, a PEG ratio of 4.67 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 52 week low of $27.56 and a 52 week high of $33.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.97%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 508.35%.

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Healthcare Trust Of America 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.

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