Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 1.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 49,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $1,677,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Lazard Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the first quarter worth $19,801,000. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 6.0% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,084,930 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $35,260,000 after buying an additional 61,016 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its stake in shares of 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 worth $4,049,000 after buying an additional 3,497 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 5.1% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 89,265 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,974,000 after buying an additional 4,293 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.6% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 191,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,227,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.22% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) opened at 32.77 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $32.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.80. The stock has a market cap of $3.82 billion, a PE ratio of 31.51 and a beta of 0.29. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a 1-year low of $26.66 and a 1-year high of $36.25.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the 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 firm had revenue of $105.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post $0.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 114.29%.

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HR has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

In other news, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,450 shares of Healthcare Realty Trust stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $31.88 per share, with a total value of $109,986.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 17,693 shares in the company, valued at $564,052.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 1.85% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR)

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