Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $32.50.

HR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. TheStreet cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. KeyCorp reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) traded up $0.09 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $32.63. 485,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 723,387. Healthcare Realty Trust has a twelve month low of $28.63 and a twelve month high of $36.25. The company has a market cap of $4,075.16, a PE ratio of 20.78, a P/E/G ratio of 5.21 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a quick ratio of 2.82, a current ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its quarterly 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). The firm had revenue of $106.95 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.97 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 26.70% and a return on equity of 6.62%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 123.71%.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, Director John Knox Singleton purchased 3,074 shares of Healthcare Realty Trust stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $32.55 per share, with a total value of $100,058.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of HR. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,466 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 84 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 18.8% during the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 28,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $980,000 after purchasing an additional 4,551 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 126,274 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,310,000 after purchasing an additional 1,631 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 16.7% during the 2nd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 10,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $359,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc increased its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 7,353 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $251,000 after purchasing an additional 169 shares in the last quarter. 95.75% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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.

Analyst Recommendations for Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR)

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