Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) Shares Bought by Honeywell International Inc.

Honeywell International Inc. increased its stake in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 27.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 68,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,866 shares during the quarter. Honeywell International Inc.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $2,039,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in HTA. V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the 2nd quarter valued at about $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the 2nd quarter valued at about $132,000. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $135,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $192,000 after purchasing an additional 1,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the 1st quarter valued at about $202,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.78% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) traded down 0.84% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $29.64. 154,133 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.34 and a 12 month high of $33.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.95 billion, a P/E ratio of 145.29 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a 50-day moving average of $30.06 and a 200 day moving average of $30.70.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $176.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.50% and a net margin of 6.75%. Healthcare Trust of America’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.08%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is presently 508.35%.

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HTA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. 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 target for the company in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. UBS AG upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, FBR & Co set a $32.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.20.

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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