Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.75.

A number of research firms have recently commented on HR. Zacks Investment Research lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 30th. TheStreet raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley set a $31.00 price target on Healthcare Realty Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 16th.

Shares of NYSE HR opened at $32.16 on Monday. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 1-year low of $26.54 and a 1-year high of $32.98. The firm has a market cap of $4.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.48, a PEG ratio of 6.55 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.18 and a quick ratio of 0.18.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 3.73% and a net margin of 14.52%. The business had revenue of $112.66 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $114.57 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 earnings per share. Healthcare Realty Trust’s revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s payout ratio is currently 76.43%.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 3.6% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,990,701 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,361,000 after acquiring an additional 209,843 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the first quarter worth $509,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the first quarter worth $295,000. Sandler Capital Management bought a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in the first quarter worth $10,275,000. Finally, Zimmer Partners LP bought a new stake in Healthcare Realty Trust during the first quarter valued at $13,647,000. 94.24% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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