Texas Permanent School Fund grew its position in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 3.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 85,073 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,119 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $2,732,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of HR. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 2,744.0% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,402,433 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $49,000 after purchasing an additional 1,353,121 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC grew its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 150.6% in the 4th quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 4,712 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 2,832 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 1,297.2% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 4,415 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 4,099 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 12.1% in the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 5,370 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $153,000 after purchasing an additional 578 shares during the period. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $171,000. Institutional investors own 94.24% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on HR. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. Raymond James raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “mkt perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $34.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday. ValuEngine raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th. Finally, TheStreet raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, February 14th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.75.

Shares of HR traded up $0.53 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $32.02. 16,296 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 647,364. The firm has a market cap of $4.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.38 and a beta of 0.49. Healthcare Realty Trust Inc has a fifty-two week low of $26.09 and a fifty-two week high of $32.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a current ratio of 0.18.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.39. The company had revenue of $112.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $114.57 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 3.73% and a net margin of 14.52%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s quarterly revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. On average, research analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.43%.

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About Healthcare Realty Trust

Healthcare Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that integrates owning, managing, financing and developing income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2018, the Company owned 199 real estate properties in 27 states totaling 14.8 million square feet and was valued at approximately $4.9 billion.

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