RMR Advisors LLC Buys 1,000 Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA)

RMR Advisors LLC boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 10.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 11,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. RMR Advisors LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $342,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of HTA. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 4,226.2% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,047,010 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $284,619,000 after buying an additional 8,837,888 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 509.2% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,473,643 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $46,361,000 after buying an additional 1,231,749 shares during the last quarter. Presima Inc. purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter worth approximately $30,252,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 3.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,007,410 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $692,354,000 after buying an additional 717,284 shares during the last quarter. Finally, APG Asset Management US Inc. raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 22.9% in the second quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. now owns 3,760,031 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $116,975,000 after buying an additional 700,000 shares during the period. 70.89% of the stock is currently 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 market capitalization of $6.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 148.68 and a beta of 0.32. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.16 and a 200-day moving average of $30.94. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.42% and a net margin of 6.07%. The company had revenue of $139.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This is a positive change 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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HTA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. 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 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $33.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

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

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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