Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. lessened its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 319,204 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 7,561 shares during the quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. owned 0.16% of Healthcare Trust Of America worth $9,513,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Westpac Banking Corp purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter worth about $7,499,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 39.9% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 532,683 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $16,572,000 after buying an additional 151,890 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in 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 worth $135,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 36.5% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 318,786 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,917,000 after buying an additional 85,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 35.9% in the 3rd quarter. BT Investment Management Ltd now owns 77,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,304,000 after buying an additional 20,400 shares in the last quarter. 98.37% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. TheStreet upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) traded up $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $30.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 629,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,494,070. The company has a market cap of $6,257.22, a P/E ratio of 18.62, a P/E/G ratio of 4.63 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 1-year low of $27.56 and a 1-year high of $33.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $176.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.40 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.99%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is currently 508.35%.

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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.

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