Wall Street brokerages expect that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.41 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for Healthcare Realty Trust’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.38 and the highest is $0.43. Healthcare Realty Trust reported earnings per share of $0.46 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 10.9%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust will report full-year earnings of $1.58 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.52 to $1.62. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $1.68 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.61 to $1.76. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Healthcare Realty Trust.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.01). Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 6.62% and a net margin of 26.70%. The business had revenue of $106.95 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms have weighed in on HR. KeyCorp reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 target price (down previously from $36.00) on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Healthcare Realty Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.43.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $32.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 512,478 shares, compared to its average volume of 773,851. The company has a quick ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market cap of $4,045.19, a PE ratio of 20.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.11 and a beta of 0.32.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 15th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s payout ratio is 123.71%.

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In other news, Director John Knox Singleton purchased 3,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $31.88 per share, with a total value of $109,986.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $564,052.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.85% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted 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 purchasing an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted 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 purchasing an additional 66 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted 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 purchasing an additional 72 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted 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 purchasing an additional 84 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.2% during the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 10,536 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $360,000 after purchasing an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. 91.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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