Veritable L.P. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 46.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,621 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,365 shares during the period. Veritable L.P.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $330,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of HTA. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 4,226.2% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,047,010 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $284,619,000 after purchasing an additional 8,837,888 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 34.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $918,310,000 after acquiring an additional 7,510,727 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 5,675.3% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,025,724 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $187,461,000 after acquiring an additional 5,921,387 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 220.0% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,605,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,280,000 after acquiring an additional 3,166,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 56.9% in the second quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $254,539,000 after acquiring an additional 2,965,936 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.75% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Tuesday. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday. Capital One Financial Corporation reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $31.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Three investment 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. Healthcare Trust of America presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) opened at 29.87 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $30.56 and a 200-day moving average of $30.93. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $33.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.99 billion, a PE ratio of 146.42 and a beta of 0.30.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The business had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.08%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is 580.95%.

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Healthcare Trust of America Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA)

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