Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Monday morning.

According to Zacks, “Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company primarily focuses on medical office buildings, healthcare-related facilities and quality commercial office properties. It also invests to a limited extent in other real estate-related assets. Its portfolio is positioned in metropolitan markets such as Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ, Indianapolis, IN, Greenville, SC, Pittsburgh, PA, Albany, NY, Boston, MA and both Dallas and Houston, TX. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. “

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price objective on Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Wells Fargo & Co reissued an outperform rating and set a $35.00 price target (up previously from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Friday. BMO Capital Markets set a $33.00 price target on Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reissued a buy rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc reissued a buy rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Thursday, May 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $34.63.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE HTA) traded up 0.03% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $32.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 474,513 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $31.02 and its 200 day moving average is $30.53. The firm has a market cap of $4.62 billion, a PE ratio of 94.50 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.41. The company had revenue of $124.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $122.79 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 2.63% and a net margin of 10.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America will post $0.33 EPS for the current year.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 5th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 30th. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 363.64%.

In other Healthcare Trust of America news, Director Daniel S. Henson acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $29.74 per share, with a total value of $297,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 13,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $408,657.34. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Warren D. Fix acquired 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $29.64 per share, for a total transaction of $88,920.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 56,425 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,672,437. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. A.R.T. Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the fourth quarter worth $523,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 70.1% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 984,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $28,668,000 after buying an additional 405,700 shares in the last quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 22.7% in the fourth quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 10,692 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $311,000 after buying an additional 1,981 shares in the last quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the fourth quarter worth $102,000. Finally, Credit Agricole S A raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 11.3% in the fourth quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 169,099 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,922,000 after buying an additional 17,236 shares in the last quarter. 89.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust of America Company Profile

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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