Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.25.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on HTA. Morgan Stanley upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. TheStreet lowered Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $33.00 price target on Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Cohen & Steers Inc. boosted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.7% in the third 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. lifted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.2% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,149,117 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $425,039,000 after buying an additional 567,817 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.0% during the 4th quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 12,331,354 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $370,434,000 after buying an additional 472,550 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 16.2% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 8,966,778 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $269,363,000 after buying an additional 1,251,650 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cbre Clarion Securities LLC lifted its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 15.0% during the 4th quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 7,808,567 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $234,569,000 after buying an additional 1,018,803 shares during the last quarter.

Healthcare Trust Of America (HTA) traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $25.97. The stock had a trading volume of 67,229 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,463,325. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Healthcare Trust Of America has a fifty-two week low of $24.50 and a fifty-two week high of $33.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,321.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 78.82, a P/E/G ratio of 3.77 and a beta of 0.26.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 2nd. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is currently 369.70%.

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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.

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