Presima Inc. Has $51.17 Million Position in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA)

Presima Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 71.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,644,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 683,300 shares during the period. Healthcare Trust of America makes up 7.1% of Presima Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 7th largest position. Presima Inc. owned 1.14% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $51,173,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 0.4% in the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 7,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $229,000 after buying an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 15,620 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $455,000 after buying an additional 167 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 1.6% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 11,163 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $351,000 after buying an additional 171 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 0.3% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 62,418 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,964,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Shepherd Financial Partners LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 2.3% in the first quarter. Shepherd Financial Partners LLC now owns 14,028 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $444,000 after buying an additional 318 shares during the last quarter. 70.89% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) opened at 30.33 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.16 and a 200 day moving average of $30.94. The stock has a market cap of $6.09 billion, a PE ratio of 148.68 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52 week low of $26.34 and a 52 week high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.69 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. Healthcare Trust of America’s quarterly revenue was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This is a boost 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 4.02%. Healthcare Trust of America’s dividend payout ratio is 571.43%.

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Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group LLC raised their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $33.00 to $35.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. FBR & Co assumed coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “mkt perform” rating and a $32.00 target price for the company. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, July 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.50.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on 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 of the company’s stock, 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.

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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