Just How Negative is Stifel Nicolaus Following Their Downgrade of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR)?

April 25, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.41, from 1.79 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 12 investors sold Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated shares while 61 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 116.41 million shares or 2.12% more from 113.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.02% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). The Delaware-based Riverhead Management Limited has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). Chem Fincl Bank accumulated 8,000 shares. Virtus Inv Advisers holds 0% or 450,387 shares. Schroder Mgmt Group has 1.14 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). Wolverine Asset Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) for 6,362 shares. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested in 45,599 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Massachusetts Fincl Services Ma holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) for 26,608 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd holds 0% or 21,518 shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). Daiwa Securities Group reported 0% stake. Coldstream Cap Mngmt owns 7,360 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Qs Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) for 7,000 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 9,866 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $500,840 activity. 6,638 Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) shares with value of $214,938 were sold by BRYANT JOHN M JR. Shares for $154,674 were sold by Meredith Todd J.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) Receives a Downgrade

Stifel Nicolaus cut the rating for shares of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) to aHold from a Buy. The rating change was issued to clients in a report earlier today.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.41, from 1.79 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 12 investors sold Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated shares while 61 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 116.41 million shares or 2.12% more from 113.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.02% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). The Delaware-based Riverhead Management Limited has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). Chem Fincl Bank accumulated 8,000 shares. Virtus Inv Advisers holds 0% or 450,387 shares. Schroder Mgmt Group has 1.14 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). Wolverine Asset Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) for 6,362 shares. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested in 45,599 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Massachusetts Fincl Services Ma holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) for 26,608 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd holds 0% or 21,518 shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR). Daiwa Securities Group reported 0% stake. Coldstream Cap Mngmt owns 7,360 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Qs Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) for 7,000 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 9,866 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $500,840 activity. 6,638 Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) shares with value of $214,938 were sold by BRYANT JOHN M JR. Shares for $154,674 were sold by Meredith Todd J.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Healthcare Realty (NYSE:HR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Healthcare Realty has $38.0 highest and $25.0 lowest target. $29.86’s average target is 11.96% above currents $26.67 stock price. Healthcare Realty had 14 analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by SunTrust. Mizuho maintained Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) on Sunday, November 5 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, January 22 by SunTrust. Morgan Stanley maintained Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) on Thursday, December 14 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 15 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 19 to “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by BMO Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 6 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 20 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

The stock decreased 1.55% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $26.67. About 1.57 million shares traded or 53.32% up from the average. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) has declined 15.65% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.20% the S&P500.

Analysts await Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) to report earnings on May, 3 after the close. They expect $0.40 EPS, up 2.56 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.39 per share. HR’s profit will be $50.08M for 16.67 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual EPS reported by Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.26 % EPS growth.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is an independent real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $3.34 billion. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It has a 149.83 P/E ratio. It primarily engages in ownership, acquisition, management, leasing, and development of properties associated with delivery of healthcare services such as medical office and outpatient facilities.

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