M&T Bank Corp cut its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 39.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,358 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 11,964 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $571,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 4,226.2% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,047,010 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $284,619,000 after acquiring an additional 8,837,888 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 34.1% in 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 acquiring an additional 7,510,727 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 5,675.3% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,025,724 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $187,461,000 after acquiring an additional 5,921,387 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 220.0% in 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 acquiring an additional 3,166,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 29,473.1% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,942,819 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $91,550,000 after acquiring an additional 2,932,868 shares in the last quarter. 97.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) opened at 29.76 on Friday. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 12-month low of $26.34 and a 12-month high of $33.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $30.52 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.92. The company has a market capitalization of $5.97 billion, a PE ratio of 145.88 and a beta of 0.30.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39. The firm had revenue of $139.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 29th. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.10%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is 580.95%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Tuesday. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Capital One Financial Corporation reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $31.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust of America presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.00.

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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