Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) Shares Bought by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) by 9.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 816,817 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 69,679 shares during the quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s holdings in Healthcare Trust Of America were worth $24,537,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HTA. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the 3rd quarter valued at $120,000. American International Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the 4th quarter valued at $128,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its stake in Healthcare Trust Of America by 61.1% in the 4th quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 5,220 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $138,000 after acquiring an additional 1,979 shares during the period. Shelton Capital Management acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the 4th quarter valued at $201,000. Finally, IFC Holdings Incorporated FL acquired a new stake in Healthcare Trust Of America in the 4th quarter valued at $206,000.

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Shares of Healthcare Trust Of America stock opened at $25.11 on Friday. Healthcare Trust Of America Inc has a one year low of $24.50 and a one year high of $33.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. The stock has a market cap of $5,144.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 0.26.

Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.22). Healthcare Trust Of America had a return on equity of 2.19% and a net margin of 10.41%. The business had revenue of $173.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $176.07 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.305 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 2nd. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.86%. Healthcare Trust Of America’s dividend payout ratio is presently 369.70%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on HTA shares. TheStreet cut shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Raymond James Financial cut shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $34.00 to $30.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America from $33.00 to $30.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $33.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Trust Of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Trust Of America has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.18.

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

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