Nuance Investments LLC grew its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 243.6% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 351,716 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 249,359 shares during the period. Nuance Investments LLC’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $11,297,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $130,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 6,219 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $212,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $218,000. Shelton Capital Management purchased a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $268,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 21.1% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 9,866 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $317,000 after buying an additional 1,722 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.24% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) opened at $28.31 on Tuesday. 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 Inc has a 52 week low of $27.48 and a 52 week high of $36.25. The company has a market capitalization of $3,548.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.28 and a beta of 0.20.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 6,638 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.38, for a total transaction of $214,938.44. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 176,812 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,725,172.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Todd J. Meredith sold 4,720 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.77, for a total value of $154,674.40. Following the sale, the insider now owns 414,981 shares in the company, valued at $13,598,927.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 16,847 shares of company stock worth $551,491. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

HR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. TheStreet downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. KeyCorp restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.00.

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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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