Headlines about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6504354778689 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) opened at 32.60 on Tuesday. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $26.66 and a 12-month high of $36.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.80 billion, a PE ratio of 31.35 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a 50-day moving average of $32.87 and a 200 day moving average of $32.82.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.01. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 28.98% and a return on equity of 7.38%. The firm had revenue of $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust will post $0.73 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 114.29%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on HR shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “sell” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.60.

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In related news, Director John Knox Singleton bought 3,450 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $31.88 per share, for a total transaction of $109,986.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 17,693 shares in the company, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

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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