Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 1.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 126,274 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,631 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $4,310,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.3% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,466 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 84 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.5% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 20,066 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $652,000 after buying an additional 96 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.0% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 9,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $314,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.2% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 10,536 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $360,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.9% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 7,184 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $233,000 after buying an additional 134 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 96.22% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) opened at 32.20 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $3.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.96 and a beta of 0.29. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $33.23 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.71. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a 12-month low of $26.66 and a 12-month high of $36.38.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.67 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 28.98%. The business’s revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.42 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post $0.74 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.73%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 114.29%.

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A number of research firms recently commented on HR. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price objective on Healthcare Realty Trust from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group LLC cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

In related news, insider John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.51, for a total value of $234,570.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 142,256 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,766,998.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Realty Trust Company Profile

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, leases, manages, acquires, finances, develops and redevelops real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services across the United States.

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