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Is Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) A Good Stock To Buy?

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We at Insider Monkey have gone over 742 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) based on that data.

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) was in 9 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. HTA investors should be aware of a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. There were 12 hedge funds in our database with HTA holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare HTA to other stocks including Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE:TCO), and Endo Health Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:ENDP) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to go over the fresh action encompassing Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA).

How are hedge funds trading Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -25% from one quarter earlier. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards HTA over the last 5 quarters. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Millennium Management, one of the 10 largest hedge funds in the world, holds the most valuable position in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA). Millennium Management has a $19.6 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $18.9 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers that are bullish include Andrew Sandler’s Sandler Capital Management, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management and Greg Poole’s Echo Street Capital Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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