Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at KeyCorp in a research note issued on Thursday. They currently have a $25.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. KeyCorp’s price objective points to a potential downside of 24.27% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on HR. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 target price (down previously from $36.00) on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.60.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) traded up 0.43% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $33.01. 458,537 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $32.87 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.82. The firm has a market cap of $3.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.74 and a beta of 0.29. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 52-week low of $26.66 and a 52-week high of $36.25.

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

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In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,450 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $31.88 per share, for a total transaction of $109,986.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 259,254 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,861,000 after buying an additional 5,789 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.8% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 10,416 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $339,000 after buying an additional 380 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.4% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 29,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $956,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.5% in the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 150,325 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,886,000 after buying an additional 685 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.0% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 519,008 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $16,868,000 after buying an additional 9,983 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.22% of the company’s stock.

About Healthcare Realty Trust

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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