SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 49.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,660 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 17,167 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $1,764,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in shares of 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 valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 66 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of 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 valued at $221,000 after buying an additional 84 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC increased its stake in shares of 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 valued at $652,000 after buying an additional 96 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.0% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 9,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $314,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.2% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 10,536 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $360,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. 92.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) opened at 33.01 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $32.87 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.82. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a one year low of $26.66 and a one year high of $36.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.74 and a beta of 0.29.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued 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 business had revenue of $105.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.67 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post $0.73 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.64%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 114.29%.

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HR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price for the company. in a report on Thursday, June 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Healthcare Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.60.

In other news, Director John Knox Singleton bought 3,450 shares of Healthcare Realty Trust stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $31.88 per share, for a total transaction of $109,986.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 17,693 shares in the company, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 1.85% 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR)

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