Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) insider Todd J. Meredith sold 4,720 shares of Healthcare Realty Trust stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.77, for a total value of $154,674.40. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 414,981 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,598,927.37. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE HR) traded down $1.40 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $32.47. The stock had a trading volume of 1,137,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 742,578. Healthcare Realty Trust Inc has a 12 month low of $28.63 and a 12 month high of $36.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,230.03, a PE ratio of 21.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.45 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 (NYSE:HR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 6.62% and a net margin of 26.70%. The company had revenue of $106.95 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $108.97 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc will post 1.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.70%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 123.71%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on HR shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Healthcare Realty Trust from $32.50 to $34.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.29.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.1% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 143,812 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,651,000 after acquiring an additional 10,837 shares during the last quarter. Eii Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Healthcare Realty Trust in the third quarter valued at $1,021,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.8% in 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 purchasing an additional 1,691 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.1% in 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 purchasing an additional 15,586 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.8% in 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 purchasing an additional 31,807 shares during the last quarter. 94.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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