Federated Investors Inc. PA Purchases New Holdings in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA)

Federated Investors Inc. PA purchased a new stake in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 187,813 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $5,843,000. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned 0.13% of Healthcare Trust of America as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $132,000. US Bancorp DE increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,000 after buying an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank bought a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the 1st quarter worth approximately $202,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) traded up 1.01% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $31.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,414,461 shares. The company has a market cap of $6.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 152.70 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $30.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.03. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 1-year low of $26.34 and a 1-year high of $34.35.

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

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.92%. This is a boost from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 571.43%.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. BMO Capital Markets raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $33.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective (up previously from $33.50) on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.14.

In related news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total value of $1,770,994.40. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at $12,987,249.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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