Aperio Group LLC raised its position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 48.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,624 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,585 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $960,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. Centersquare Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 1st quarter valued at about $189,343,000. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter valued at about $11,157,000. Nuveen Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 21.8% in the 1st quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 2,158,651 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $57,096,000 after purchasing an additional 386,633 shares in the last quarter. Echo Street Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 53.7% in the 1st quarter. Echo Street Capital Management LLC now owns 1,039,018 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $27,482,000 after purchasing an additional 363,063 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 12,763,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $344,103,000 after purchasing an additional 256,132 shares in the last quarter.

NYSE:HTA opened at $28.64 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a twelve month low of $24.06 and a twelve month high of $31.87. The stock has a market cap of $5.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.34 and a beta of 0.26.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 11.65% and a return on equity of 2.46%. The business had revenue of $173.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $176.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.39 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.65 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.31 per share. This is an increase from Healthcare Trust Of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 74.85%.

In other Healthcare Trust Of America news, CFO Robert A. Milligan bought 3,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $25.35 per share, for a total transaction of $96,330.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 141,564 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,588,647.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.

HTA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Raymond James downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, May 21st. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $30.00 to $27.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $28.00 price target (down previously from $30.00) on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.00.

About Healthcare Trust Of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, comprising over 24.2 million square feet of GLA, with over $7.0 billion invested primarily in medical office buildings. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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