QS Investors LLC Boosts Holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)

QS Investors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 146.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 331,959 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 197,352 shares during the period. QS Investors LLC owned 0.16% of Healthcare Trust Of America worth $8,402,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC increased its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 79.1% during the 4th quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 1,060 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 468 shares during the period. ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America during the 4th quarter valued at about $30,000. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America during the 4th quarter valued at about $67,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 26.9% during the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,646 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $93,000 after purchasing an additional 772 shares during the period. Finally, Ffcm LLC increased its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 141.0% during the 4th quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 4,056 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $103,000 after purchasing an additional 2,373 shares during the period. 90.89% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 6th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, December 6th. Capital One Financial upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Thursday, February 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.57.

NYSE:HTA opened at $28.90 on Friday. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a fifty-two week low of $24.06 and a fifty-two week high of $29.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.82 billion, a PE ratio of 17.84, a PEG ratio of 4.32 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by ($0.34). The company had revenue of $172.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.80 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 6.51% and a net margin of 30.65%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.41 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 10th. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 3rd will be paid a $0.31 dividend. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 2nd. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.54%.

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Healthcare Trust Of America Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of MOBs in the United States, comprising approximately 23.2 million square feet of GLA, with $6.8 billion invested primarily in MOBs. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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