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Short seller targets Healthcare Trust of America over earnings concerns

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.(HTA)  is a real estate investment trust with a track record of consistent returns in a growth industry with demographics working in its favor. Spruce Point Capital Management, a firm that takes what its founder and chief investment officer, Ben Axler, calls a “forensic financial viewpoint,” issued a report critical of the company’s management, accounting and auditing, and its returns.