UBS Group AG boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 44.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 292,569 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,368 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned about 0.14% of Healthcare Trust Of America worth $8,025,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in HTA. Gradient Investments LLC grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 60.6% during the 2nd quarter. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 978 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $27,000 after acquiring an additional 369 shares during the period. Weaver Consulting Group purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $46,000. Neo Ivy Capital Management purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $74,000. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 32.3% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC now owns 3,013 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $82,000 after acquiring an additional 735 shares during the period. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $98,000. Institutional investors own 91.33% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Citigroup assumed coverage on Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Thursday, June 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $29.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Thursday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.75.

Shares of HTA opened at $29.75 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $28.61 and its 200-day moving average price is $28.14. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 52 week low of $24.21 and a 52 week high of $29.80. The stock has a market cap of $6.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.36, a P/E/G ratio of 5.49 and a beta of 0.28.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 23rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.33). The company had revenue of $171.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $171.38 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 6.73% and a net margin of 31.68%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 3rd will be given a $0.315 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 2nd. This is a boost from Healthcare Trust Of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. This represents a $1.26 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.24%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is 77.78%.

Healthcare Trust Of America Company 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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