Vanguard Group Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 18,407,052 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 21,189 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 15.79% of Healthcare Realty Trust worth $628,601,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.7% during the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 6,267 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $214,000 after acquiring an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.7% during the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 9,317 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $318,000 after acquiring an additional 66 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.2% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 6,219 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $212,000 after acquiring an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can grew its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.3% during the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,466 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $221,000 after acquiring an additional 84 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp grew its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.0% during the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 9,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $314,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.18% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) opened at 32.34 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3.77 billion, a PE ratio of 31.10 and a beta of 0.30. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a one year low of $26.66 and a one year high of $36.25. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $33.01 and a 200 day moving average of $33.11.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 company had revenue of $105.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.67 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post $0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. KeyCorp reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $32.50 to $34.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.83.

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In related news, Director John Knox Singleton purchased 3,450 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $31.88 per share, for a total transaction of $109,986.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 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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