Patten & Patten Inc. TN lowered its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 4.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 28,160 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,250 shares during the period. Patten & Patten Inc. TN’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $962,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 18.8% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 28,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $980,000 after buying an additional 4,551 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.4% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 30,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,038,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.4% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 79,220 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,696,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 16.7% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 9,155 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $313,000 after buying an additional 1,313 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 4.4% in the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 42,480 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,451,000 after buying an additional 1,808 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 95.44% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) traded up 0.45% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $33.59. The stock had a trading volume of 169,439 shares. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a 1-year low of $26.66 and a 1-year high of $36.60. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $34.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.91 billion, a PE ratio of 34.95 and a beta of 0.30.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. 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 $104.57 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.03 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 26.01% and a return on equity of 6.89%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several research firms have weighed in on HR. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Mizuho restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald raised their target price on Healthcare Realty Trust from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.80.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, EVP Robert E. Hull sold 1,744 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.45, for a total value of $56,592.80. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 58,174 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,887,746.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 20,385 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.27, for a total transaction of $657,823.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 162,241 shares in the company, valued at $5,235,517.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 29,129 shares of company stock worth $948,987. 1.85% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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