Glenview Trust Co maintained its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 15,140 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Glenview Trust Co’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $471,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Timbercreek Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust of America during the 2nd quarter valued at about $5,258,000. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 61.6% during the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 324,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,083,000 after buying an additional 123,600 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 220.0% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,605,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,280,000 after buying an additional 3,166,400 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 34.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $918,310,000 after buying an additional 7,510,727 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 43.4% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,793,865 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $55,807,000 after buying an additional 542,763 shares during the period. 97.75% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Healthcare Trust of America news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 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 SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

HTA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. UBS AG raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust of America presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.14.

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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) opened at 29.81 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $5.98 billion, a PE ratio of 146.13 and a beta of 0.32. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $30.54 and a 200 day moving average of $31.00. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52 week low of $26.34 and a 52 week high of $34.35.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results 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 company had revenue of $139.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.69 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. This is an increase from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.09%. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 571.43%.

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.

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

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