Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) Shares Bought by Pacer Advisors Inc.

Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 38.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 42,758 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,823 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $1,274,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 2nd quarter worth about $132,000. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1,142.9% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 44.0% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 1,888 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $207,000. Finally, Park Avenue Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $208,000. Institutional investors own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) traded up $0.14 on Thursday, hitting $30.47. 586,165 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,501,583. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a fifty-two week low of $27.56 and a fifty-two week high of $33.00. The company has a market cap of $6,210.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.63 and a beta of 0.32.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.00%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s payout ratio is presently 508.33%.

A number of analysts recently commented on HTA shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Capital One Financial reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $31.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, September 25th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust Of America presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.20.

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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.

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

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