Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated ( HR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 19th quarter that HR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $24.55, the dividend yield is 4.89%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HR was $24.55, representing a -5.69% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.03 and a 17.75% increase over the 52 week low of $20.85.
HR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.44. Zacks Investment Research reports HR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.1%, compared to an industry average of 9.8%.
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