Headlines about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7559754262125 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) traded up $0.48 during trading on Friday, hitting $33.44. 1,678,792 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 718,555. 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 has a 1-year low of $28.63 and a 1-year high of $36.25. The firm has a market cap of $4,116.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.99, a P/E/G ratio of 5.30 and a beta of 0.32.
Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 26.70% and a return on equity of 6.62%. The firm had revenue of $106.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.97 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.59%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 123.71%.
HR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. TheStreet lowered shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.29.
In related news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 6,638 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.38, for a total transaction of $214,938.44. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 176,812 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,725,172.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director John Knox Singleton purchased 3,074 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $32.55 per share, with a total value of $100,058.70. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 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.
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