BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 38.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 97,355 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 27,068 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned about 0.08% of Healthcare Realty Trust worth $3,325,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HR. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 259,254 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,861,000 after buying an additional 5,789 shares during the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.8% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 10,416 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $339,000 after buying an additional 380 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.4% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 29,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $956,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 0.5% in the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 150,325 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,886,000 after buying an additional 685 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.0% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 519,008 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $16,868,000 after buying an additional 9,983 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.11% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) opened at 33.01 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $3.85 billion, a PE ratio of 31.74 and a beta of 0.29. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a 52 week low of $26.66 and a 52 week high of $36.25. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $32.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.82.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $105.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $105.67 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 28.98% and a return on equity of 7.38%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post $0.73 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.64%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s payout ratio is presently 114.29%.

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HR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price objective on Healthcare Realty Trust from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.60.

In related news, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,450 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $31.88 per share, with a total value of $109,986.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 17,693 shares in the company, valued at $564,052.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 1.85% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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