PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 0.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 29 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $229,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in HTA. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the fourth quarter worth about $37,856,000. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 73.6% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,664,009 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $48,439,000 after buying an additional 705,700 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 143.1% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,138,526 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $33,142,000 after buying an additional 670,218 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1,578.6% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 539,476 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $16,972,000 after buying an additional 507,338 shares during the period. Finally, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter worth about $12,871,000. Institutional investors own 89.57% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) opened at 30.62 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $4.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 90.06 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $31.21 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.88.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41. The firm 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 period last year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.14 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 5th were given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 30th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.92%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is 363.64%.

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on HTA shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price target on Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.50.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total value of $1,770,994.40. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 65,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.63, for a total value of $1,925,950.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 460,332 shares in the company, valued at $13,639,637.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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.

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

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