Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.75.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on HR. Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price target on Healthcare Realty Trust from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, June 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.

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Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) traded up 0.43% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $32.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 845,588 shares. The company has a market cap of $3.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.23 and a beta of 0.31. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $33.01 and its 200 day moving average is $33.11. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $26.66 and a 12 month high of $36.25.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $105.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust will post $0.71 EPS for the current year.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $31.88 per share, with a total value of $109,986.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.85% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust by 6.6% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 93,065 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,025,000 after buying an additional 5,791 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 5.1% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 89,265 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,974,000 after buying an additional 4,293 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 5.8% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 7,040 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $229,000 after buying an additional 389 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.6% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 191,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,227,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $233,000 after buying an additional 134 shares during the period. 92.18% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Healthcare Realty Trust

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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