Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) Given Media Impact Score of 0.16

Media headlines about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1634708702784 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust opened at $26.87 on Friday, reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.06 and a quick ratio of 0.06. The company has a market cap of $3.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.56, a P/E/G ratio of 4.18 and a beta of 0.22. Healthcare Realty Trust has a twelve month low of $26.09 and a twelve month high of $36.25.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.33). The company had revenue of $112.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $111.07 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 0.10% and a return on equity of 0.02%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.6 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 16th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.47%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 15th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 78.43%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Cantor Fitzgerald reduced their price objective on Healthcare Realty Trust to $34.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, March 16th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $30.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. SunTrust Banks set a $30.00 price target on Healthcare Realty Trust and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, February 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Healthcare Realty Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.13.

In other news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 23,610 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total value of $661,316.10. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 149,356 shares in the company, valued at $4,183,461.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.85% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Healthcare Realty Trust Company Profile

Healthcare Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that integrates owning, managing, financing and developing income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2017, the Company owned 201 real estate properties in 27 states totaling 14.6 million square feet and was valued at approximately $5.3 billion.

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