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Thrivent Financial For Lutherans says it lowered its ownership in Healthcare Realty Trust Incorpo stock by 680 shares in its quarterly SEC filing. The firm now has a $34.00 price target on the real estate investment trust's stock, down from their prior price target of $36.00.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT).

A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the company. Jefferies maintained Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) rating on Monday, June 12. TheStreet raised Universal Health Realty Income Trust from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, June 30 report.

On June 15 the company was downgraded to "Hold" from " in a statement from Jefferies. The consensus recommendation is the average rating on a stock by the analyst community. The stock of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, December 31. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 58,174 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,887,746.30. The firm has a market cap of $1.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.94 and a beta of 0.33. The company's 50 day moving average is $34.13 and its 200-day moving average is $32.58.

The stock volatility for week was 1.36% while for month was 1.39%.The stock, as of last close, traded 17.09% to its 52 week low and was changed -8.48% from its 52 week high.

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.42 and lower end at 0.39 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.44. The business had revenue of $105.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.67 million. Healthcare Realty Trust had a net margin of 28.98% and a return on equity of 7.38%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter previous year. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted at $0.12 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $0.49.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 115.67 million, this means overall earnings per share of 0.22. Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) has risen 9.56% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.08%. Physicians Realty L.P.is the operating partnership of the Trust.

In other news, EVP Robert E. Hull sold 1,744 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.27, for a total transaction of $657,823.95. These risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission"), including, without limitation, the Company's annual and periodic reports and other documents filed with the Commission. Also, insider John M. Bryant, Jr. sold 20,385 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. It dived, as 25 investors sold Healthcare Realty Trust Inc shares while 56 reduced holdings. The Company conducts its business through an UPREIT structure in which its properties are owned by Physicians Realty L.P., a DE limited partnership (the "operating partnership"), directly or through limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other subsidiaries. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. That's a potential 5.57 gain from where (NYSE:HR) has been trading recently. Its stake was valued at $24,204,000 a decrease of $3,157,000 as of the end of the quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,975,042 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $486,689,000 after buying an additional 14,756,694 shares during the last quarter. The fund owned 13,000 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after selling 213 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 2,950 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers Llc acquired 168,829 shares as Physicians Realty Trust (DOC)'s stock rose 5.10%.

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