Press coverage about H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:HR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.8212785004864 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several analysts have weighed in on HR shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. TheStreet cut shares of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Monday, July 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of C$33.29.

Shares of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE HR) opened at C$32.63 on Friday. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust has a 52 week low of C$27.51 and a 52 week high of C$36.25.

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported C$0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$0.39 by C($0.01). H&R Real Estate Investment Trust had a net margin of 23.97% and a return on equity of 6.13%. The company had revenue of C$106.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$108.97 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.39 earnings per share. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.68%.

In related news, Director John Knox Singleton purchased 3,450 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of C$31.88 per share, with a total value of C$109,986.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at C$564,052.84. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

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About H&R Real Estate Investment 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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