Analyst Ratings for Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (HR)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:HR) by analysts covering the stock. HR had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HR. The highest price target was 38, implying potential capital gains of 13.74 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 25, implying potential capital losses of -25.17 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.22 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -6.55 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.61 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 12.04 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 70.97 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HR has a PEG ratio of 0.5.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HR hit 36.60 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.66. Currently the stock is 25.32 percent higher than its low, and 8.72 percent below the high. HR has a price/earnings ratio of 35.22. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HR value stock report compares HR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HR is $3.89 billion. HR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.