10,339 Shares in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) Acquired by Centaurus Financial Inc.

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Centaurus Financial Inc. acquired a new position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 10,339 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in Healthcare Trust Of America by 15.0% during the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 697,263 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $18,443,000 after acquiring an additional 90,850 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 8.2% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 36,168 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $957,000 after purchasing an additional 2,741 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.6% in the first quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 197,361 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,220,000 after purchasing an additional 17,347 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.3% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 356,486 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,429,000 after purchasing an additional 14,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in the first quarter worth approximately $239,000.

HTA stock traded down $0.20 on Friday, reaching $25.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,993,759 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,557,673. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a 12-month low of $24.06 and a 12-month high of $31.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.34, a PEG ratio of 4.06 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.34). The firm had revenue of $173.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $176.30 million. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 11.65% and a return on equity of 2.46%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd were given a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.96%. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust Of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 76.07%.

HTA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 8th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $27.00 to $26.00 in a report on Thursday, August 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 29th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Healthcare Trust Of America currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.70.

Healthcare Trust Of America Company Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, comprising over 24.2 million square feet of GLA, with over $7.0 billion invested primarily in medical office buildings. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations.

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