Media stories about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Healthcare Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5589456940163 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Columbia County to change employee health insurance provider (wiscnews.com)
- Healthcare Realty Trust: Best-Of-Breed Trading At A Relative Discount (seekingalpha.com)
- Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) vs. Its Peers Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- Breakfast Technical Briefing on REIT Stocks — Sabra Health Care REIT, Senior Housing Properties Trust, Healthcare Realty Trust, and Ventas (medindia.net)
- Breakfast Technical Briefing on REIT Stocks — Sabra Health Care REIT, Senior … (prnewswire.com)
HR has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. KeyCorp reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthcare Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.00.
Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE HR) opened at 32.18 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $3.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.94 and a beta of 0.31. Healthcare Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $26.66 and a 12 month high of $36.25. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $33.02 and a 200-day moving average of $33.23.
Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.01). Healthcare Realty Trust had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 28.98%. The company had revenue of $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.42 EPS. Healthcare Realty Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust will post $0.71 EPS for the current year.
In other news, Director John Knox Singleton purchased 3,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $31.88 per share, with a total value of $109,986.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 17,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $564,052.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.85% of the stock is owned by 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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