Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) Shares Sold by Fmr LLC

FMR LLC lowered its stake in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 13.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,439,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 224,809 shares during the period. FMR LLC owned 1.01% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $45,277,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. Credit Agricole S A boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 48.8% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 251,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,914,000 after buying an additional 82,471 shares in the last quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at about $771,000. Kempen Capital Management N.V. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 26.1% in the first quarter. Kempen Capital Management N.V. now owns 137,779 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,335,000 after buying an additional 28,549 shares in the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 13.7% in the first quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 410,873 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $12,830,000 after buying an additional 49,557 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at about $211,000. 89.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) opened at 30.17 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $4.34 billion, a PE ratio of 88.74 and a beta of 0.32. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $31.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.70. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 2.63% and a net margin of 10.38%. The company had revenue of $124.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $122.79 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. Healthcare Trust of America’s revenue was up 15.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 5th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 30th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.98%. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 363.64%.

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Several research firms recently commented on HTA. BidaskClub lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $36.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. FBR & Co initiated coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “mkt perform” rating and a $32.00 price objective on the stock. UBS AG upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $33.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

In related news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total transaction of $1,770,994.40. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Daniel S. Henson acquired 10,000 shares of Healthcare Trust of America stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 5th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $29.74 per share, for a total transaction of $297,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 13,741 shares in the company, valued at $408,657.34. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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.

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

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