Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in January. As of January 12th, there was short interest totalling 5,942,985 shares, a decrease of 44.8% from the December 29th total of 10,768,859 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,395,913 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.3 days.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE HTA) opened at $27.10 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,550.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 112.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America has a twelve month low of $27.01 and a twelve month high of $33.00.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.8% in the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 7,875 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $243,000 after purchasing an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. People s United Financial Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 2.2% in the second quarter. People s United Financial Inc. now owns 17,397 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $542,000 after purchasing an additional 370 shares during the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 10.0% in the second quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 17,415 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $541,000 after purchasing an additional 1,577 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.0% in the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 42,711 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,329,000 after purchasing an additional 1,632 shares during the last quarter. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. grew its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 5.9% in the third quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 30,241 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $901,000 after purchasing an additional 1,685 shares during the last quarter. 98.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research analysts have issued reports on HTA shares. Morgan Stanley upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. FBR & Co set a $32.00 price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $33.60.

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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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