Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) traded down 1.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $35.31 and last traded at $35.39, with a volume of 288,757 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.84.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 1st. JMP Securities cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, June 22nd. Cowen and Company raised shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 23rd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $37.00 price objective for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.25.

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $33.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.66. The company has a market capitalization of $3.68 billion and a PE ratio of 48.08.

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

In other news, CAO Amanda L. Callaway sold 1,173 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.50, for a total transaction of $39,295.50. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 4,733 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $158,555.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted 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 last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted 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 last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 488.8% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 216,163 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,122,000 after buying an additional 179,448 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 186,012 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,268,000 after buying an additional 2,959 shares during the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted 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 last quarter.

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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