Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 11.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,788,497 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 177,772 shares during the period. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $58,342,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new position in Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter worth $123,000. Quantbot Technologies LP boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 141.4% in the second quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 4,234 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $136,000 after buying an additional 2,480 shares during the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter worth approximately $138,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 8.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,340 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 322 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 10.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,417 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $208,000 after buying an additional 610 shares during the last quarter. 86.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:HTA) traded down 2.18% on Wednesday, hitting $28.28. 28,004 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $4.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 97.85 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Trust of America Inc. has a one year low of $25.60 and a one year high of $34.64. The company’s 50 day moving average is $29.70 and its 200 day moving average is $31.61.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 2.58% and a net margin of 9.01%. The firm earned $118.34 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $115.32 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.39 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust of America Inc. will post $1.61 EPS for the current year.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on HTA. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. increased their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Wunderlich increased their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $28.50 to $31.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. BTIG Research began coverage on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 19th. Finally, Mizuho lowered their price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.50.

In other Healthcare Trust of America news, Director Warren D. Fix acquired 3,725 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $26.73 per share, for a total transaction of $99,569.25. Following the transaction, the director now owns 53,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,428,050.25. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

About Healthcare Trust of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (HTA) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through investing in healthcare real estate assets segment. The primary objective is to generate stockholder value through consistent and growing dividends and appreciation of real estate value.

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