Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) shares hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $36.51 and last traded at $36.28, with a volume of 270,005 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $35.93.

HR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. They set a “hold” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. JMP Securities cut 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 upped 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. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Realty Trust presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.25.

The company has a market cap of $3.79 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.53. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $34.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.19.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 EPS. The company had revenue of $100 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $99.49 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect 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 Healthcare Realty Trust stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.50, for a total value 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 approximately $158,555.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of the company. Deere & Co. raised its stake 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 last quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC raised its stake in 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 last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department acquired a new stake in Healthcare Realty Trust during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,195,000. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in 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 worth $2,390,000 after buying an additional 81,367 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors raised 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.

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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