Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) Shares Sold by Commonwealth Equity Services LLC

Commonwealth Equity Services LLC lowered its holdings in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 2.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 77,839 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,623 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $2,023,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $35,000. Hoover Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter valued at approximately $74,000. NEXT Financial Group Inc acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America in the third quarter valued at approximately $79,000. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ purchased a new position in Healthcare Trust of America in the second quarter worth approximately $82,000. Finally, Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd lifted its stake in Healthcare Trust of America by 42.8% in the third quarter. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd now owns 3,462 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $91,000 after acquiring an additional 1,038 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.84% of the company’s stock.

In related news, EVP Amanda Houghton sold 32,507 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.80, for a total value of $903,694.60. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 91,244 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,536,583.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Raymond James upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 31st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Tuesday, September 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.00.

Shares of NYSE:HTA opened at $26.63 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.82 billion, a PE ratio of 177.53 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a current ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a twelve month low of $20.61 and a twelve month high of $34.22. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $26.16 and a 200-day simple moving average of $26.25.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 10th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.10). The company had revenue of $187.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $183.00 million. Healthcare Trust of America had a return on equity of 1.82% and a net margin of 4.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post 1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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 24.9 million square feet of GLA, with $7.3 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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