Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) was upgraded by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

HR has been the topic of several other reports. Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Sunday, September 4th. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Monday, August 22nd. Mizuho lifted their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $29.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, August 8th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.13.

Analyst Recommendations for Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR)

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) opened at 27.67 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $3.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 56.70 and a beta of 0.40. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $32.08 and its 200 day moving average is $33.38. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $25.21 and a 12 month high of $36.60.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.29%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 240.00%.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, CEO David R. Emery bought 68,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $28.84 per share, for a total transaction of $1,961,120.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Nancy H. Agee bought 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $33.68 per share, for a total transaction of $37,048.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,555 shares in the company, valued at $119,732.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.65% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Glenmede Trust Co. NA increased its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 9.4% in the second quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 3,283 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 283 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Realty Trust during the second quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 506.1% in the third quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 3,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 3,006 shares in the last quarter. Hexavest Inc. acquired a new stake in Healthcare Realty Trust during the third quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 16.2% in the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 4,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter.

About Healthcare Realty Trust

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, acquires, manages, finances and develops real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services across the United States. It provides property management services for approximately 140 healthcare-related properties, totaling over 9.8 million square feet.

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