Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 11,050 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $329,000.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 34.1% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $918,310,000 after acquiring an additional 7,510,727 shares during the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. boosted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.7% in the 3rd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 28,686,924 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $854,870,000 after purchasing an additional 2,539,162 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $405,999,000 after purchasing an additional 4,003,376 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 14.2% in the 3rd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 11,858,804 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $353,393,000 after purchasing an additional 1,476,407 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC boosted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% in the 2nd quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $254,539,000 after purchasing an additional 2,965,936 shares during the last quarter. 98.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

HTA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.20.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE HTA) traded up $0.48 on Thursday, reaching $31.28. 2,343,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,495,044. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 1 year low of $27.56 and a 1 year high of $33.00. The stock has a market cap of $6,310.49, a P/E ratio of 18.78, a P/E/G ratio of 4.67 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.30.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 1.50% and a net margin of 6.75%. The business had revenue of $176.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.40 earnings per share. Healthcare Trust Of America’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is currently 508.35%.

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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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