Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) Stock Price

Media headlines about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7992783302257 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

HR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. TheStreet cut shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Realty Trust currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.14.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) opened at $29.73 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 2.82 and a quick ratio of 2.82. The company has a market cap of $3,710.00, a PE ratio of 30.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.49 and a beta of 0.32. Healthcare Realty Trust has a one year low of $29.40 and a one year high of $36.25.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). The firm 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 quarterly revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.55 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Healthcare Realty Trust news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 6,638 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.38, for a total value of $214,938.44. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 176,812 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,725,172.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,074 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $32.55 per share, with a total value of $100,058.70. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 16,847 shares of company stock valued at $551,491. 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.

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