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 changing hands.

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

The firm has a market cap of $3.71 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.45. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $34.10 and a 200-day moving average price of $30.86.

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 (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $100 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $99.49 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. 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 that occurred 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 directly owns 4,733 shares in the company, valued at $158,555.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Other large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 90,194 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,554,000 after buying an additional 723 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 102,873 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,915,000 after buying an additional 1,573 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 167,286 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,738,000 after buying an additional 5,535 shares during the period. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 21.9% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 53,476 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,514,000 after buying an additional 9,599 shares during the period. Finally, Deere & Co. boosted 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 worth $1,087,000 after buying an additional 28,305 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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