Equities research analysts expect Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) to report sales of $109.71 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Healthcare Realty Trust’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $107.01 million to $114.40 million. Healthcare Realty Trust posted sales of $105.31 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 4.2%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust will report full year sales of $109.71 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $418.91 million to $436.00 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will post sales of $457.72 million per share, with estimates ranging from $441.25 million to $487.00 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Healthcare Realty Trust.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $106.95 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 period in the prior year, the company posted $0.39 EPS.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on HR. TheStreet cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Sunday, November 5th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.29.

In other news, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,074 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $32.55 per share, with a total value of $100,058.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 6,638 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.38, for a total transaction of $214,938.44. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 176,812 shares in the company, valued at $5,725,172.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.85% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Fiduciary Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the second quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the third quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Pacad Investment Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 41.2% during the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 4,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its stake in shares of 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 during the last quarter. 95.75% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) traded up $0.62 on Thursday, hitting $32.96. 2,412,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 736,678. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,038.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.60, a P/E/G ratio of 5.17 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 2.82 and a quick ratio of 2.82. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 1-year low of $28.63 and a 1-year high of $36.25.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.64%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 123.71%.

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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.

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