Green Street Investors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 160.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 199,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 123,100 shares during the period. Healthcare Trust of America makes up approximately 4.0% of Green Street Investors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. Green Street Investors LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $6,213,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at $132,000. US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at $202,000. 70.89% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) opened at 29.90 on Tuesday. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 12-month low of $26.34 and a 12-month high of $34.64. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $30.34 and a 200-day moving average price of $30.93. The company has a market capitalization of $6.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 146.57 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The firm had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.69 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.305 per share. This is an increase from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.04%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is presently 571.43%.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. TheStreet lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. BMO Capital Markets raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective 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, Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price objective (up from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Friday, June 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.50.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on 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 sale, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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