Point72 Hong Kong Ltd acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 7,659 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of HTA. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 283.8% during the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 214,029 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,119,000 after buying an additional 158,259 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.8% during the third quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 37,865 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,112,000 after buying an additional 1,735 shares during the last quarter. Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd boosted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 19.1% in the third quarter. Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd now owns 15,190 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $446,000 after acquiring an additional 2,440 shares in the last quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 2.7% in the third quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. now owns 19,849 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $583,000 after acquiring an additional 518 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the third quarter worth $257,000.

HTA has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on Healthcare Trust Of America from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 3rd. TheStreet lowered Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, November 29th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America from $30.00 to $24.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Friday, December 20th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust Of America has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.40.

HTA traded up $1.70 during trading on Thursday, hitting $24.54. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,271,449 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,843,672. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a one year low of $20.61 and a one year high of $34.22. The firm has a market cap of $5.00 billion, a PE ratio of 175.29, a P/E/G ratio of 4.99 and a beta of 0.38. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $30.69 and its 200-day simple moving average is $30.13.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 13th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.38). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 1.59% and a net margin of 4.36%. The company had revenue of $176.31 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $177.01 million. Analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.315 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 1st. This represents a $1.26 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.13%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.83%.

In related news, Director Vicki U. Booth acquired 1,750 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $29.05 per share, with a total value of $50,837.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 12,270 shares in the company, valued at $356,443.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 195,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.32, for a total value of $5,717,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 455,038 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,341,714.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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