Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank Acquires 2,646 Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 7.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 38,358 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,646 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $1,143,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in HTA. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 38.2% during the 3rd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 42,758 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,274,000 after acquiring an additional 11,823 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 399.1% during the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 53,170 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,584,000 after acquiring an additional 42,517 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 20.8% during the 3rd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 72,093 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,148,000 after acquiring an additional 12,411 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 14.8% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 313,017 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,327,000 after acquiring an additional 40,238 shares during the period. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.3% during the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 190,852 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,687,000 after acquiring an additional 7,795 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on HTA shares. TheStreet raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Capital One Financial reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) opened at $30.75 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $6,300.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.75, a PEG ratio of 4.67 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a twelve month low of $27.56 and a twelve month high of $33.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 period in the previous year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.97%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is 508.35%.

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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.

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