Short Interest Update on Healthcare Trust of America (HTA)

Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) : The short interest in Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) has changed with an increase of 243,432 shares and the open interest is 12.4%. From 1,962,519 short positions on Jul 29, 2016, the shorts increased to 2,205,951 shares by August 15, 2016. There are 2 more days left for the expiry and the daily trading volume of the stock is 929,577 shares. The total interest of shorts is 1.6% of the shares available to the public. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA): The stock opened at $33.24 on Wednesday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $33.28 for the day. The stock traded down to $32.87 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $33.06 with a loss of -0.45% for the day. The stock had closed at $33.21 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 381,296 shares.


In a related news,The director officer (Chief Executive Officer) of Healthcare Trust Of America, Inc., Peters Scott D sold 50,000 shares at $30.26 on June 1, 2016. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $1,513,000. The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). HTA does not conduct business itself, other than acting as the sole general partner of Healthcare Trust of America Holdings, LP (HTALP). As of December 31, 2014, HTA owned a 98.5% partnership interest in HTALP. HTA owns and operates medical office buildings (MOBs) in the United States and is focused on building and maintaining a portfolio comprised of MOBs that offer healthcare services. As of December 31, 2014, HTALPs portfolio consisted of approximately 14.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), with a leased rate of 92.0%. As of December 31, 2014, 96% of HTALPs portfolio based on GLA, are primarily located on the campuses of, or aligned with, nationally and regionally recognized healthcare systems in the United States. These include health systems, such as Hospital Corporation of America, Highmark, Greenville Hospital System, and Indiana University Health, among others.

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