Guggenheim Capital LLC Lowers Position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)

Guggenheim Capital LLC cut its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 49.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 66,201 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 65,884 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $1,928,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in HTA. Monashee Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the third quarter worth approximately $2,283,000. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 2,828.5% in the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 389,988 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,722,000 after buying an additional 376,671 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 27.8% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 175,655 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,729,000 after buying an additional 38,232 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 9.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 295,690 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,645,000 after buying an additional 26,417 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 70.1% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 984,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $28,668,000 after buying an additional 405,700 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.68% of the company’s stock.

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

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) traded up 0.15% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $32.89. 1,031,060 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $4.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 99.67 and a beta of 0.27. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a one year low of $26.34 and a one year high of $34.64. The company’s 50 day moving average is $31.40 and its 200-day moving average is $30.08.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 15th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.30. Healthcare Trust Of America had a net margin of 9.01% and a return on equity of 2.58%. The business had revenue of $122.04 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $118.49 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post $0.40 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 10th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust Of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 6th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.65%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 413.81%.

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A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Mizuho raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $29.00 to $32.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.50.

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.

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