Macquarie Group Ltd. Has $2.05 Million Position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)

Macquarie Group Ltd. lowered its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 4.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 68,820 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,900 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $2,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 34.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $918,310,000 after acquiring an additional 7,510,727 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $405,999,000 after acquiring an additional 4,003,376 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 14.2% in the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 11,858,804 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $353,393,000 after acquiring an additional 1,476,407 shares in the last quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% in the second quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $254,539,000 after acquiring an additional 2,965,936 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 39.1% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 7,715,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $229,911,000 after acquiring an additional 2,166,703 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) traded down $0.22 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $30.31. 115,028 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,509,156. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 1-year low of $27.56 and a 1-year 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. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,246.97, a PE ratio of 18.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.63 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The business had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.62 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. Healthcare Trust Of America’s quarterly revenue was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced 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. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.03%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is 508.35%.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on HTA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. FBR & Co set a $32.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.20.

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Healthcare Trust Of America 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.

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