News coverage about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7559754262125 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) traded up $0.14 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $32.54. The company had a trading volume of 586,141 shares, compared to its average volume of 724,297. The company has a quick ratio of 2.82, a current ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market cap of $4,097.65, a P/E ratio of 20.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.24 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 1 year low of $28.63 and a 1 year high of $36.25.
Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $106.95 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $108.97 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 6.62% and a net margin of 26.70%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.39 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.57 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 123.71%.
Several research analysts have recently commented on HR shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price target (down previously from $36.00) on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. KeyCorp reissued a “sell” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.29.
In other news, Director John Knox Singleton bought 3,074 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $32.55 per share, with a total value of $100,058.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.
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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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