Forsta AP Fonden cut its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 5.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 43,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,500 shares during the period. Forsta AP Fonden’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $1,256,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of HR. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $293,000. Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.6% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 4,931,625 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,412,000 after buying an additional 28,062 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 976.0% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 571,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $16,609,000 after buying an additional 518,049 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $361,000. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund acquired a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $1,416,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.85% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on HR. Capital One Financial began coverage on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. Mizuho reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $29.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.25.

Shares of NYSE:HR opened at $30.11 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.60, a PEG ratio of 4.76 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a current ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 0.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. Healthcare Realty Trust Inc has a 1 year low of $26.09 and a 1 year high of $34.07.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $111.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.00 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 2.95% and a return on equity of 0.72%. The business’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.39 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc will post 1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th were paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.99%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 78.43%.

In related news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 2,561 shares of Healthcare Realty Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.56, for a total value of $78,264.16. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 146,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,486,055.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

About Healthcare Realty Trust

Healthcare Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that integrates owning, managing, financing and developing income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services throughout the United States. As of June 30, 2018, the Company owned 201 real estate properties in 27 states totaling 14.9 million square feet and was valued at approximately $5.0 billion.

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