Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Healthcare Realty

(

HR

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Healthcare Realty as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • HR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $33.9 million.
  • HR has traded 12.2387999999999994571453498792834579944610595703125 options contracts today.
  • HR is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • HR has a PE ratio of 48.
  • HR is mentioned 1.48 times per day on StockTwits.
  • HR has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • HR is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • HR is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • HR is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • HR is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on HR:

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.2%. HR has a PE ratio of 48. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Healthcare Realty a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Healthcare Realty has been 880,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Healthcare has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.21 and a short float of 6.7% with 3.34 days to cover. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Healthcare Realty as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 3.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $18.07 million to $18.66 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 6.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.8%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.59 versus $0.34 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 10.2% in earnings ($0.53 versus $0.59).
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Compared to where it was trading a year ago, HR's share price has not changed very much due to (a) the relatively weak year-over-year performance of the overall market, (b) the company's stagnant earnings, and (c) other mixed results. Despite the decline in its share price over the last year, this stock is still more expensive (when compared to its current earnings) than most other companies in its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays compensate for this.

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