Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.50.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective (down previously from $36.00) on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Sunday, November 5th.

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Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) traded up $0.28 during trading on Thursday, hitting $32.71. 524,990 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 733,083. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,090.00, a P/E ratio of 20.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.16 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a current ratio of 2.82. Healthcare Realty Trust has a twelve month low of $28.38 and a twelve month high of $36.25.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $106.95 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $108.97 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 6.62% and a net margin of 26.70%. The company’s revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.67%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 122.45%.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, Director John Knox Singleton purchased 3,074 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $32.55 per share, for a total transaction of $100,058.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.85% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.1% during the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 143,812 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,651,000 after acquiring an additional 10,837 shares during the period. Eii Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the third quarter valued at $1,021,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.8% during the third quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 46,679 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,553,000 after acquiring an additional 1,691 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.1% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 208,561 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,745,000 after acquiring an additional 15,586 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.8% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 391,942 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $12,670,000 after acquiring an additional 31,807 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.64% 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.

Analyst Recommendations for Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR)

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