Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Acquires 256,132 Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,763,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 256,132 shares during the quarter. Healthcare Trust Of America makes up 2.7% of Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 9th biggest holding. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. owned about 6.22% of Healthcare Trust Of America worth $344,103,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,334,559 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $379,148,000 after acquiring an additional 185,442 shares in the last quarter. Centersquare Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America during the 1st quarter worth about $189,343,000. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 5.4% during the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 4,938,837 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $130,631,000 after acquiring an additional 251,499 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 6.2% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 4,107,229 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $108,636,000 after acquiring an additional 241,551 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust Of America by 4.7% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,946,213 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $77,927,000 after acquiring an additional 133,266 shares in the last quarter. 98.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on HTA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Trust Of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. Stifel Nicolaus cut Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Raymond James reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (down from $30.00) on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on Healthcare Trust Of America from $30.00 to $27.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.91.



Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America traded down $0.05, reaching $26.86, during trading hours on Monday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock had a trading volume of 109,617 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,275,663. The stock has a market cap of $5.52 billion, a PE ratio of 16.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.03 and a beta of 0.21. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a fifty-two week low of $24.06 and a fifty-two week high of $31.87.

In other news, CFO Robert A. Milligan bought 3,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $25.35 per share, with a total value of $96,330.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 141,564 shares in the company, valued at $3,588,647.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 0.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Healthcare Trust Of America 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 24.1 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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