Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock 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.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on Healthcare Realty Trust from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 5th. JMP Securities cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $37.00 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.25.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $34.80 and a 200-day moving average of $31.24. The stock has a market cap of $3.79 billion and a PE ratio of 49.53.

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 consensus estimate of $0.41. The firm had revenue of $100 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $99.49 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. will post $1.63 earnings per share for the current year.

In related 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 transaction of $39,295.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 4,733 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $158,555.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of 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 in the last quarter. 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 in the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,195,000. 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 in the last quarter. 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 valued at $1,087,000 after buying an additional 28,305 shares in 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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