Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $36.12 and last traded at $36.09, with a volume of 151,162 shares. The stock had previously closed at $35.57.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on HR shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. They set a “hold” rating and a $37.00 target price on the stock. JMP Securities lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on Healthcare Realty Trust from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. One research 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’s stock. Healthcare Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.25.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $34.30 and a 200 day moving average of $30.93. The firm has a market cap of $3.77 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.267.

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

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, CAO Amanda L. Callaway sold 1,173 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was 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 document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. 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 period. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 2,666.9% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 84,418 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,390,000 after buying an additional 81,367 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake 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. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake 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 valued at $4,738,000 after buying an additional 5,535 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC increased its stake 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 valued at $1,514,000 after buying an additional 9,599 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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