Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) Holdings Raised by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) by 6.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 36,680 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,325 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $1,186,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of HR. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 7.8% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,375,729 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $46,982,000 after buying an additional 99,174 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the second quarter worth $1,779,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 67.5% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 661,865 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $22,602,000 after buying an additional 266,676 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 8.2% during the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 729,925 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $24,927,000 after buying an additional 55,473 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust by 5.3% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 494,937 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $16,902,000 after buying an additional 24,822 shares during the period. 95.75% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several research firms have recently commented on HR. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price target (down from $36.00) on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “sell” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.29.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) traded up $0.41 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $33.18. The company had a trading volume of 693,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 726,367. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,143.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.13, a PEG ratio of 5.29 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated has a 52-week low of $28.63 and a 52-week high of $36.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a current ratio of 2.82.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $106.95 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.97 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 26.70% and a return on equity of 6.62%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.39 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th were issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.62%. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 123.71%.

In related news, Director John Knox Singleton bought 3,074 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $32.55 per share, for a total transaction of $100,058.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR)

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