Ajo LP bought a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 12,187 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $348,000.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dean Investment Associates LLC lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC now owns 34,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $884,000 after purchasing an additional 354 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 46,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,188,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Kovack Advisors Inc. now owns 15,412 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $390,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 45.9% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,061 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $59,000 after purchasing an additional 648 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 6.1% in the first quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 13,004 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $372,000 after purchasing an additional 750 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.23% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have weighed in on HTA shares. SunTrust Banks lowered their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America to $30.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Raymond James raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Capital One Financial raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $30.00 to $33.00 in a research note on Friday, March 29th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.86.

Shares of NYSE:HTA opened at $28.64 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $5.85 billion, a PE ratio of 17.68, a PEG ratio of 5.35 and a beta of 0.40. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 12 month low of $24.21 and a 12 month high of $29.25.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $168.97 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.91 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 31.48% and a return on equity of 6.64%. The business’s revenue was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.63 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.33%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 2nd. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 76.54%.

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About Healthcare Trust Of America

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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