Natixis cut its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 35.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,339 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,053 shares during the period. Natixis’ holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $213,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.0% during the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 154,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,284,000 after purchasing an additional 11,490 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.3% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 215,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,980,000 after purchasing an additional 4,900 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans grew its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust by 32.0% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 115,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,213,000 after purchasing an additional 28,114 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.5% during the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 3,533,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $97,915,000 after purchasing an additional 87,135 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.7% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 17,163,418 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $475,598,000 after purchasing an additional 287,545 shares during the period. 93.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

HR has been the subject of several research reports. Capital One Financial initiated coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, June 28th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $30.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $29.00 to $28.00 in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Monday, August 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 5th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.25.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 2,561 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.56, for a total transaction of $78,264.16. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 146,795 shares in the company, valued at $4,486,055.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.79% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:HR opened at $28.98 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $3.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.94, a P/E/G ratio of 4.65 and a beta of 0.14. Healthcare Realty Trust Inc has a 1 year low of $26.09 and a 1 year high of $33.98. The company has a current ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 0.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.10). The company had revenue of $111.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $111.00 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 0.72% and a net margin of 2.95%. The company’s revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.39 EPS. analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc will post 1.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.14%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 78.43%.

Healthcare Realty Trust Profile

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 June 30, 2018, the Company owned 201 real estate properties in 27 states totaling 14.9 million square feet and was valued at approximately $5.0 billion.

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