Headlines about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.4252766272058 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) opened at 32.48 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $3.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.23 and a beta of 0.31. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $26.66 and a 12 month high of $36.25. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $33.01 and its 200-day moving average price is $33.22.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $105.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.67 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 28.98% and a return on equity of 7.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.42 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust will post $0.71 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price objective (down previously from $36.00) on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.00.

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In related news, Director John Knox Singleton bought 3,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $31.88 per share, for a total transaction of $109,986.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 17,693 shares in the company, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 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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