AMP Capital Investors Ltd lowered its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 5.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,208,324 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 172,000 shares during the quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd owned approximately 1.57% of Healthcare Trust Of America worth $95,608,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America during the second quarter worth approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 1,142.9% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,000 after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.0% during the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,000 after acquiring an additional 1,888 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America during the second quarter worth approximately $207,000. Finally, World Asset Management Inc acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America during the second quarter worth approximately $215,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Capital One Financial restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust Of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) traded down $0.22 on Wednesday, hitting $30.31. 115,028 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,509,156. The firm has a market cap of $6,246.97, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.59, a PEG ratio of 4.63 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 52 week low of $27.56 and a 52 week high of $33.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.30.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.40 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.65 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.03%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 508.35%.

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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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