BMO Capital Markets reiterated their hold rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) in a report published on Wednesday, AnalystRatings.com reports. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $31.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, October 17th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Healthcare Realty Trust from $31.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 17th. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, September 12th. They set a buy rating for the company. ValuEngine cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, Capital One Financial reaffirmed an equal weight rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Healthcare Realty Trust has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $33.67.

Shares of NYSE:HR opened at $32.18 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $4.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.50, a P/E/G ratio of 9.36 and a beta of 0.29. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $33.71 and its 200 day simple moving average is $32.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.16 and a quick ratio of 0.13. Healthcare Realty Trust has a fifty-two week low of $27.08 and a fifty-two week high of $34.89.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.37). Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 6.12% and a return on equity of 1.59%. The firm had revenue of $119.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.93 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 13th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.73%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.43%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HR. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the 1st quarter worth approximately $39,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $46,000. Kavar Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the second quarter valued at $56,000. First Interstate Bank bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the third quarter valued at $116,000. Finally, Carroll Financial Associates Inc. bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the second quarter valued at $176,000. 96.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Healthcare Realty Trust

Healthcare Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that integrates owning, managing, financing and developing income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2018, the Company owned 199 real estate properties in 27 states totaling 14.8 million square feet and was valued at approximately $4.9 billion.

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