Private Advisor Group LLC Sells 41,652 Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA)

Private Advisor Group LLC reduced its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 57.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,588 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 41,652 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Trust of America were worth $886,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Muzinich & Co. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 8.5% in the third quarter. Muzinich & Co. Inc. now owns 3,812 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 3,597.3% in the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 4,067 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 3,957 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 0.4% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,358 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Lincoln National Corp increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 0.5% in the third quarter. Lincoln National Corp now owns 6,536 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $213,000 after buying an additional 31 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 340.9% in the third quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 6,627 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $216,000 after buying an additional 5,124 shares in the last quarter. 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)

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) traded up 0.13% during trading on Monday, reaching $30.46. 1,155,673 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $29.36 and a 200-day moving average price of $30.74. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 52-week low of $26.02 and a 52-week high of $34.64. The company has a market capitalization of $4.32 billion, a PE ratio of 105.40 and a beta of 0.27.

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HTA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, November 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 27th. Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on Healthcare Trust of America in a research note on Friday, December 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $33.00 target price for the company. Finally, Mizuho upgraded Healthcare Trust of America from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from $29.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.89.

In other Healthcare Trust of America news, EVP Amanda Houghton sold 13,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.65, for a total value of $372,450.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 66,208 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,896,859.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Mark David Engstrom sold 17,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.96, for a total transaction of $506,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 112,162 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,248,211.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Healthcare Trust of America Company Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc (HTA) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through investing in healthcare real estate assets segment. The primary objective is to generate stockholder value through consistent and growing dividends and appreciation of real estate value.

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