Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) Stock Price

News coverage about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1693722255431 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

HR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. TheStreet downgraded Healthcare Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Realty Trust presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.29.

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) traded up $0.31 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $32.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 325,435 shares, compared to its average volume of 729,549. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 1-year low of $28.38 and a 1-year high of $36.25. The company has a market capitalization of $4,061.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.19 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a current ratio of 2.82, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share 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 last year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. Healthcare Realty Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 15th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 123.71%.

In other news, Director John Knox Singleton acquired 3,074 shares of Healthcare Realty Trust stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $32.55 per share, with a total value of $100,058.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 1.85% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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