Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) Share Price

Media headlines about Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3031884452763 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Healthcare Realty Trust opened at $26.33 on Friday, according to MarketBeat.com. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.06 and a current ratio of 0.06. Healthcare Realty Trust has a twelve month low of $26.27 and a twelve month high of $36.25. The company has a market capitalization of $3.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.21, a P/E/G ratio of 4.11 and a beta of 0.22.



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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.33). The company had revenue of $112.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.07 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 0.10% and a return on equity of 0.02%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. analysts anticipate that Healthcare Realty Trust will post 1.6 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 16th will be given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 15th. Healthcare Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 78.43%.

HR has been the topic of a number of research reports. SunTrust Banks set a $32.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust from $34.00 to $30.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, February 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Healthcare Realty Trust presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.13.

In other news, EVP John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 23,610 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total value of $661,316.10. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 149,356 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,183,461.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.85% of the company’s stock.

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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