Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.28. The firm earned $105.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $98.58 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 3.81% and a net margin of 12.79%.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) opened at 30.94 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $3.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.40 and a beta of 0.27. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 1-year low of $26.66 and a 1-year high of $36.60. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $30.38 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.87.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 14th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 10th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.88%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 240.00%.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, VP Todd J. Meredith sold 6,029 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.60, for a total value of $178,458.40. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 130,673 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,867,920.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 1.65% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HR. Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 506.1% in the third quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 3,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 3,006 shares during the last quarter. Hexavest Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the third quarter valued at about $126,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 16.2% in the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 4,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Elkfork Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the fourth quarter valued at about $172,000. Finally, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 157.6% in the third quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 5,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 3,120 shares during the last quarter.

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Several research firms recently weighed in on HR. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. JMP Securities upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BMO Capital Markets began coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, December 22nd. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $31.00 price objective for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.86.

About Healthcare Realty Trust

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, acquires, manages, finances and develops real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services across the United States. It provides property management services for approximately 140 healthcare-related properties, totaling over 9.8 million square feet.

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