Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $29.57 and last traded at $29.87, with a volume of 657100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $29.81.

HR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Mizuho reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, October 27th. TheStreet cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Realty Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.14.

The stock has a market cap of $3,700.00, a PE ratio of 30.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.49 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a current ratio of 2.82.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 26.70% and a return on equity of 6.62%. The company had revenue of $106.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.97 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.39 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc will post 1.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Robert E. Hull sold 1,495 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.87, for a total transaction of $50,635.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 94,796 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,210,740.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,074 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $32.55 per share, with a total value of $100,058.70. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 16,847 shares of company stock worth $551,491. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in Healthcare Realty Trust in the third quarter worth approximately $130,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.2% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 6,219 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $212,000 after buying an additional 72 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.7% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 6,267 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $214,000 after buying an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 92.6% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 6,355 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $217,000 after buying an additional 3,055 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in Healthcare Realty Trust in the third quarter worth approximately $218,000. 94.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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