Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued on Friday.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on HR. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Jefferies Group LLC lowered shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Realty Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.80.

Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) traded down 1.08% on Friday, reaching $32.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 777,121 shares. The firm has a market cap of $3.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.57 and a beta of 0.29. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $34.13 and its 200-day moving average is $32.58. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $26.66 and a 12 month high of $36.60.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.01. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 28.98% and a return on equity of 7.38%. The company had revenue of $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.67 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.42 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust will post $0.65 EPS for the current year.

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In related news, insider John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 20,385 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.27, for a total value of $657,823.95. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 162,241 shares in the company, valued at $5,235,517.07. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.51, for a total transaction of $234,570.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 142,256 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,766,998.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 29,129 shares of company stock worth $948,987. 1.85% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 38.5% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 9,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $293,000 after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.3% in the first quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 47,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,537,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.9% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 124,643 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,049,000 after buying an additional 3,497 shares during the last quarter. Channing Capital Management LLC raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 24.9% in the first quarter. Channing Capital Management LLC now owns 1,872,903 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $60,869,000 after buying an additional 373,681 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 5.8% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 18,530 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $602,000 after buying an additional 1,011 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.17% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Realty Trust Company Profile

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, leases, manages, acquires, finances, develops and redevelops real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services across the United States.

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