Healthcare Realty Trust Incorpo (NYSE:HR) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume

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The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. Moreover, Janus Ltd Company has 0.02% invested in Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) for 993,851 shares. Empire State Realty Trust had a return on equity of 3.85% and a net margin of 11.67%. Sure, the percentage is encouraging but better times are ahead as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 10%, annually. The business had revenue of $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.67 million.

Among 15 analysts covering Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This report was published by Transcript Daily and is the sole property of of Transcript Daily. Healthcare Realty Trust's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 114.29%. For a description of factors that may cause the Company's actual results or performance to differ from its forward-looking statements, please review the information under the heading "Risk Factors" included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 filed by the Company with the Commission on February 24, 2017 and in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2017 filed by the Company with the Commission on May 5, 2017 and August 4, 2017, respectively. UBS AG lowered Physicians Realty Trust from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. This is a boost from Physicians Realty Trust's previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. The stock of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, December 16. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $2100 target.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DOC. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 12.8% in the second quarter.

The volume of the particular stock is the shares bought and sold in a single trading day. Now trading with a market value of 3.74B, the company has a mix of catalysts and obstacles that spring from the nature of its operations. Universal Health Realty Income Trust has a 52 week low of $54.06 and a 52 week high of $84.90. Granite Point Capital Mngmt Lp holds 0.78% of its portfolio in Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) for 51,300 shares. Can now owns 23,968 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,905,000 after buying an additional 640 shares during the last quarter. Healthcare Realty Trust had 27 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund's holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $1,451,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Universal Health Realty Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in Empire State Realty Trust by 26.1% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank raised its position in Healthcare Realty Trust by 36.7% in the second quarter. Company insiders own 1.85% of the company's stock. The stock had a trading volume of 1,922,009 shares. If we consider a median price to earnings ratio on the stock, that corresponds with a stock price of 68.40. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.91% of the company's stock. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 7,000 Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) shares with value of $234,570 were sold by BRYANT JOHN M JR. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 142,256 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,766,998.56. As part of the offering, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,087,500 shares.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.105 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 29th. The dividend was $0.230 per share for the quarter or $0.92 on an annualized basis. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal.

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