Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.32

Media coverage about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) has been trending positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 54 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) traded up 1.52% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $33.39. The company had a trading volume of 1,045,072 shares. The firm has a market cap of $3.89 billion, a PE ratio of 34.75 and a beta of 0.27. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $26.66 and a 12-month high of $36.60. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $32.80 and its 200-day moving average is $30.97.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 12.79% and a return on equity of 3.81%. The company had revenue of $104.57 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.03 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust will post $0.64 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 16th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 12th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.65%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 240.00%.

A number of research analysts have commented on HR shares. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Friday, May 12th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Cantor Fitzgerald raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $31.00 to $33.00 in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.33.

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In other news, EVP Robert E. Hull sold 1,744 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.45, for a total value of $56,592.80. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 58,174 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,887,746.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 20,385 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.27, for a total value of $657,823.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 162,241 shares in the company, valued at $5,235,517.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 25,129 shares of company stock worth $811,257. Corporate insiders own 1.65% of the company’s stock.

Healthcare Realty Trust Company Profile

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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