Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 7.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,375,729 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 99,174 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 1.18% of Healthcare Realty Trust worth $46,982,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lazard Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the 1st quarter valued at $19,801,000. Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 191,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,227,000 after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 6.0% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,084,930 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $35,260,000 after purchasing an additional 61,016 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.9% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 124,643 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,049,000 after purchasing an additional 3,497 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 5.1% in the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 89,265 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,974,000 after purchasing an additional 4,293 shares during the last quarter. 92.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE HR) opened at 33.72 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.42 and a beta of 0.30. The company’s 50 day moving average is $32.91 and its 200-day moving average is $33.00. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a 52-week low of $26.66 and a 52-week high of $36.25.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its earnings results 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 business had revenue of $105.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $105.67 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 28.98% and a return on equity of 7.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post $0.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.56%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 9th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 114.29%.

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In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, Director John Knox Singleton bought 3,450 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $31.88 per share, with a total value of $109,986.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 17,693 shares in the company, valued at $564,052.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 1.85% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of research firms have recently commented on HR. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective (down from $36.00) on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.60.

Healthcare Realty Trust 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.

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

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