Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 166.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 31,905 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,920 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $928,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of HR. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 10.7% during the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 20,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $558,000 after acquiring an additional 1,945 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 17.8% during the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 15,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $441,000 after acquiring an additional 2,400 shares during the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 12.9% during the first quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 24,287 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $673,000 after acquiring an additional 2,769 shares during the last quarter. Providence Capital Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.9% during the first quarter. Providence Capital Advisors LLC now owns 35,822 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $993,000 after acquiring an additional 2,938 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 22.7% during the second quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 16,753 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $487,000 after acquiring an additional 3,100 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.83% of the company’s stock.

In other news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 2,561 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.56, for a total value of $78,264.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 146,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,486,055.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director John Knox Singleton sold 18,341 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.25, for a total value of $499,792.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,992 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $653,782. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:HR opened at $30.72 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.11 and a quick ratio of 0.11. Healthcare Realty Trust Inc has a 1 year low of $26.09 and a 1 year high of $34.26. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.70, a PEG ratio of 4.84 and a beta of 0.23.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.10). Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 0.72% and a net margin of 2.95%. The firm had revenue of $111.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $111.00 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc will post 1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 78.43%.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. ValuEngine raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th. Capital One Financial began coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $30.00 target price for the company. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Healthcare Realty Trust from $32.00 to $29.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Realty Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.25.

Healthcare Realty Trust Company Profile

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 June 30, 2018, the Company owned 201 real estate properties in 27 states totaling 14.9 million square feet and was valued at approximately $5.0 billion.

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