Strs Ohio boosted its stake in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) by 1.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 191,884 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,217 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $6,714,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of HR. Huntington Asset Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the first quarter worth $158,000. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 2.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 5,376 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 147 shares in the last quarter. Spirit of America Management Corp NY bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the second quarter worth $175,000. First Niagara Bank bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the second quarter worth $210,000. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 86.9% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,537 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $229,000 after buying an additional 3,039 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) traded down 1.32% during trading on Monday, reaching $33.61. 996,282 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.89 billion, a PE ratio of 50.54 and a beta of 0.48. Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. has a one year low of $24.94 and a one year high of $36.60. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $34.69 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.21.
Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.02. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 16.95% and a return on equity of 4.50%. The company had revenue of $102.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $101.05 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. Healthcare Realty Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. will post $1.63 EPS for the current year.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Mizuho raised their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $29.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, September 9th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Sunday, September 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.13.
In other news, Director Nancy H. Agee acquired 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $33.68 per share, with a total value of $37,048.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 3,555 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $119,732.40. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Charles Raymond Fernandez sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.06, for a total transaction of $175,300.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 13,583 shares in the company, valued at $476,219.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.65% of the company’s stock.
About Healthcare Realty Trust
Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, acquires, manages, finances and develops real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services across the United States. It provides property management services for approximately 140 healthcare-related properties, totaling over 9.8 million square feet.
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