Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $33.77 and last traded at $33.51, with a volume of 547,895 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.71.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Wunderlich reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $28.50 target price (up previously from $25.00) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.39.

The stock has a market capitalization of $4.65 billion and a PE ratio of 120.32. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $32.36 and its 200 day moving average price is $29.60.

Several large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. ProShare Advisors LLC raised its stake 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 period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake 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 period. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake 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 period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 74,211 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,001,000 after buying an additional 1,472 shares during the period. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 334.7% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 201,911 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,446,000 after buying an additional 155,459 shares during the period.

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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