Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $34.92, but opened at $34.95. Healthcare Realty Trust shares last traded at $35.08, with a volume of 227,039 shares.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, April 7th. Cowen and Company raised Healthcare Realty Trust from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Healthcare Realty Trust from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 5th. JMP Securities lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $37.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.25.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $34.06 and a 200-day moving average of $30.83. The company has a market capitalization of $3.68 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.15.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41. The business had revenue of $100 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $99.49 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. will post $1.63 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, CAO Amanda L. Callaway sold 1,173 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 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 can be accessed through the SEC website.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have made changes to their positions in the company. State of Tennessee Treasury Department acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,195,000. Deere & Co. boosted its position in 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 worth $1,087,000 after buying an additional 28,305 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in 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 worth $19,340,000 after buying an additional 30,572 shares during the period. Green Street Investors LLC purchased a new position in Healthcare Realty Trust during the fourth quarter worth about $11,021,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in 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 worth $421,686,000 after buying an additional 563,198 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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