Shares of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $32.97 and last traded at $32.90, with a volume of 383,176 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.85.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Wunderlich restated a “hold” rating and set a $28.50 target price (up previously from $25.00) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 26th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Healthcare Trust of America to $29.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. assumed coverage on Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Monday, March 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $32.00 target price for the company. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.39.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $31.32 and a 200 day moving average of $29.06. The stock has a market cap of $4.49 billion and a P/E ratio of 116.18.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40. The company earned $107.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $103.72 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.37 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America Inc. will post $1.63 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 1st were paid a $0.295 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $1.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.59%.

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 186.4% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 103,369 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,788,000 after buying an additional 67,277 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 169,186 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,563,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares during the last quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 11.9% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 45,902 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,238,000 after buying an additional 4,876 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 46,271 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,248,000 after buying an additional 2,818 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 87,833 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,369,000 after buying an additional 1,835 shares during the last quarter.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (HTA) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through investing in healthcare real estate assets segment. The primary objective is to generate stockholder value through consistent and growing dividends and appreciation of real estate value.

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