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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HR. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, which equates to a potential upside of 13.74 percent. The lowest price target was 25, implying a possible loss of -25.17 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.22 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.55 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.61 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 12.04 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HR to grow at a rate of 70.97 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HR is 0.5.

In the last 52-weeks, HR has achieved a high of 36.60 and a low of 26.66. Today's price is 25.32 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 8.72 percent. HR has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.89 billion. HR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.