Looking To Buy Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR)? Read This First

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) saw an upside of 2.08% to close Tuesday at $31.96 after adding $0.65 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,253,340 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $32.07 in the past week. An average of 1,570,130 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,235,820.

HR’s 1-month performance is 5.55% or $1.70 on its low of $29.34 reached on 09/28/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $27.18 and high of $34.01, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 04/22/21. YTD, HR has achieved 7.97% or $2.36. However, the current price is down -6.03%% from the 52-week high price.


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Insider Transactions

On Sep 23, 20 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR). BRYANT JOHN M JR (Executive Vice President & GC) most recently sold 2,896 shares at $31.01 per share on Sep 23. This transaction cost the insider $89,805. EVP – Investments, Hull Robert E, sold 11,447 shares at a price of $31.00 on Mar 16. Then, on Mar 12, Executive Vice President & GC BRYANT JOHN M JR sold 11,476 shares at a price of $30.00 per share. This transaction amounted to $344,280.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 443.14 and a low of 29.70. HR stock has a beta of 0.54. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 8.96 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.16, with the price to cash flow ratio at 21.83.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share. Its dividend yield is 3.79% and the payout ratio is 456.60%. HR’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Aug. 31, when it paid $0.3025 a share compared with prior rate of $0.3025, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend decrease of $0.0005 reported on Wednesday May 5 2021.

It is projected that Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated’s next ex-dividend date will be on 15-Nov. HR is expected to distribute $0.3025 as its next dividend.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.78, while the total debt to equity was 0.78. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 60.20%. while for the period ending June 29; Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated’s operating margin was 10.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $79.42 million against revenue of $499.63 million.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected HR to announce $0.07 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.16, representing a 128.60% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $70.41 million. HR stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $1.73 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $145.53 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 67.01% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 25.37%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $31.34, reflecting a +4.86% or $1.48 change from its current price. HR is currently trading +4.92% above its 20-day SMA, +5.55% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +1.27% and +8.52% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 91.43% and 87.76% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.72. The RSI (14) points at 62.38%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 95.97% with the period’s ATR at 0.70. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.61 and 0.83 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE: HR), Raymond James downgraded it to a Mkt perform rating. They previously had a Strong buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for HR stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate HR as a “sell,”, while 7 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 4 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is HR’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $32.00 and a high of $37.00, with their median price target at $34.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) stock is $34.00.

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