Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) shares hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $35.97 and last traded at $35.97, with a volume of 398,227 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $35.66.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on HR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 13th. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Cowen and Company raised shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 23rd. Finally, JMP Securities cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.25.

The firm has a market cap of $3.76 billion and a P/E ratio of 49.10. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $33.48 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.57.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.41. The business had revenue of $100 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $99.49 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. Healthcare Realty Trust’s revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. will post $1.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, CAO Amanda L. Callaway sold 1,173 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.50, for a total transaction of $39,295.50. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 4,733 shares in the company, valued at $158,555.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Other institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. Deere & Co. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 280.7% in the fourth quarter. Deere & Co. now owns 38,389 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,087,000 after buying an additional 28,305 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 682,899 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $19,340,000 after buying an additional 30,572 shares during the period. Green Street Investors LLC bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $11,021,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 14,890,061 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $421,686,000 after buying an additional 563,198 shares during the period. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 94.8% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 182,317 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,163,000 after buying an additional 88,717 shares during the period.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (Healthcare Realty) is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, manages, finances and develops income-producing real estate properties associated with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services throughout the United States.

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