Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

HR has been the topic of a number of other reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.50.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) opened at 32.40 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $33.01 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.73. Healthcare Realty Trust has a one year low of $26.66 and a one year high of $36.25. The firm has a market cap of $3.78 billion, a PE ratio of 31.15 and a beta of 0.29.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 28.98%. The company had revenue of $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.67 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.42 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust will post $0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, Director John Knox Singleton bought 3,450 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $31.88 per share, with a total value of $109,986.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. 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 during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.7% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 9,317 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $318,000 after buying an additional 66 shares during the period. 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 during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.3% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,466 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 84 shares during the period. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.5% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 20,066 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $652,000 after buying an additional 96 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 96.22% 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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