ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 1,180 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $30,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the third quarter worth $210,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 89,566 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,265,000 after acquiring an additional 1,643 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 21.1% during the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 37,657 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,004,000 after acquiring an additional 6,570 shares during the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 5.8% during the fourth quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 62,255 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,576,000 after acquiring an additional 3,398 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,180,784 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $191,513,000 after acquiring an additional 2,603,289 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.89% of the company’s stock.

HTA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $30.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 19th. Capital One Financial upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group downgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust Of America presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.57.

NYSE HTA opened at $28.88 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.83, a P/E/G ratio of 4.32 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 12 month low of $24.06 and a 12 month high of $29.22.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 6.51% and a net margin of 30.65%. The business had revenue of $172.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.80 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 3rd will be issued a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 2nd. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.29%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 76.54%.

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Healthcare Trust Of America Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of MOBs in the United States, comprising approximately 23.2 million square feet of GLA, with $6.8 billion invested primarily in MOBs. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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