Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) had its price target decreased by equities research analysts at Morgan Stanley from $33.00 to $25.00 in a report released on Thursday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential downside of 6.96% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on HR. TheStreet upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, February 14th. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 20th. Raymond James increased their target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $35.00 to $43.00 in a research report on Monday, March 9th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.57.

HR stock traded up $0.91 on Thursday, hitting $26.87. 11,823 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,812,842. The company has a current ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 0.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The stock has a market cap of $3.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 90.66, a P/E/G ratio of 7.10 and a beta of 0.39. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 1-year low of $24.10 and a 1-year high of $37.97. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $34.34 and a 200-day moving average of $33.70.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 12th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.21). The firm had revenue of $121.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $121.47 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 8.33% and a return on equity of 2.15%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.40 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Robert E. Hull sold 1,616 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.25, for a total value of $58,580.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 135,342 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,906,147.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.87% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Van ECK Associates Corp bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $26,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the 1st quarter worth about $39,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $103,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 277.8% during the 4th quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 3,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Finally, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $192,000. Institutional investors own 95.36% of the company’s stock.

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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