Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) Shares Bought by Sigma Planning Corp

Sigma Planning Corp raised its position in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 4.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 71,604 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,267 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $2,228,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake 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. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 33.2% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 10,382,397 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $322,997,000 after buying an additional 2,586,706 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake 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. APG Asset Management US Inc. raised its stake in 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 last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp raised its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 4.9% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,736,763 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $86,097,000 after buying an additional 126,654 shares during the last quarter. 93.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) opened at 29.36 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $30.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.91. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64. The company has a market cap of $5.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 143.92 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, meeting the 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 firm had revenue of $139.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.14 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.16%. The ex-dividend date 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 is currently 571.43%.

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HTA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Trust of America from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust of America currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.50.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total transaction of $1,770,994.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA)

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