Natixis Advisors L.P. Boosts Stake in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)

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Natixis Advisors L.P. lifted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 4.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 182,584 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 7,747 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $4,620,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the third quarter worth $210,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 89,566 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,265,000 after purchasing an additional 1,643 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 21.1% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 37,657 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,004,000 after purchasing an additional 6,570 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 62,255 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,576,000 after purchasing an additional 3,398 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 56.9% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,180,784 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $191,513,000 after purchasing an additional 2,603,289 shares during the period. 90.89% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Healthcare Trust Of America stock opened at $28.79 on Friday. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 12-month low of $24.06 and a 12-month high of $29.22. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.32 and a beta of 0.51.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 3rd will be given a $0.31 dividend. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 2nd. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 76.54%.

A number of research analysts recently commented on HTA shares. TheStreet upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 6th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Jefferies Financial Group cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Trust Of America currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.57.

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Healthcare Trust Of America Company 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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