Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) – Jefferies Financial Group lifted their FY2020 EPS estimates for Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 14th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Petersen now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.67 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.66. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Healthcare Realty Trust’s Q4 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q1 2021 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2021 earnings at $0.43 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $1.73 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. ValuEngine cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Citigroup assumed coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, June 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Healthcare Realty Trust from $31.00 to $33.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 17th. Finally, Capital One Financial reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.20.

Healthcare Realty Trust stock opened at $33.52 on Tuesday. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $33.38 and its 200 day simple moving average is $32.36. The stock has a market cap of $4.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.35, a P/E/G ratio of 9.71 and a beta of 0.31. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $27.04 and a 12-month high of $34.39. The company has a quick ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.37). The firm had revenue of $116.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $114.50 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 7.08% and a return on equity of 1.83%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.40 EPS.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lifted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.5% in the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 23,170 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $726,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.5% in the second quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 32,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,027,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 4.7% in the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 22,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $705,000 after buying an additional 1,020 shares during the period. Providence Capital Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.6% in the second quarter. Providence Capital Advisors LLC now owns 40,685 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,274,000 after buying an additional 1,024 shares during the period. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in Healthcare Realty Trust in the first quarter valued at about $39,000. 96.64% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other 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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