American Century Companies Inc. Buys 140,144 Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA)

American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 13.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,163,132 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 140,144 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 0.58% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $34,661,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Healthcare Trust of America by 34.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,518,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $918,310,000 after purchasing 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 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,050,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $405,999,000 after buying an additional 4,003,376 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 33.2% in the 2nd 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. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 56.9% in the 2nd quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 8,181,898 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $254,539,000 after buying an additional 2,965,936 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 5,675.3% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,025,724 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $187,461,000 after buying an additional 5,921,387 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.88% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) opened at $30.75 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,265.41, a PE ratio of 18.65, a PEG ratio of 4.65 and a beta of 0.31. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52 week low of $27.18 and a 52 week 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $176.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.62 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.75% and a return on equity of 1.50%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.40 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post 1.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

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HTA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on Healthcare Trust of America from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. FBR & Co set a $32.00 price target on Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.20.

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

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