Digging Up the Facts on Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR)

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on REIT – Healthcare Facilities. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $27.25, down from yesterday’s close by -0.66%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) currently trades with a market capitalization of $3.39 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 2.30 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $99.16 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.1 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.50% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated recorded a 52-week high of $36.25. It is now trading 9% off that level. The stock is trading $27.67 its 50-day moving average by 0.42%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $26.27.

In recent action, Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) has made a move of -1.52% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.08, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 5.71% with $122.87 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of HR.

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