Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) Holdings Raised by Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 29.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 189,006 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 43,106 shares during the quarter. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.09% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $5,880,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Westpac Banking Corp bought a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at about $7,499,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 39.9% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 532,683 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $16,572,000 after acquiring an additional 151,890 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings 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 valued at $135,000 after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 15.1% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 678,084 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $21,333,000 after acquiring an additional 88,903 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America by 49.4% during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 365,861 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $11,510,000 after acquiring an additional 120,948 shares during the period. 97.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

HTA has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC raised Healthcare Trust of America to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, June 5th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price target (up from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Friday, June 16th. BMO Capital Markets raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $33.00 to $35.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust of America currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.14.

In related news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total transaction of $1,770,994.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) traded down 0.32% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $30.97. The stock had a trading volume of 131,527 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $30.53 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.01. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52-week low of $26.34 and a 52-week high of $34.35. The stock has a market cap of $6.21 billion, a PE ratio of 151.81 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. 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 3.93%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 571.43%.

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

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