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Healthcare Realty: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (HR) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results met Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said it had funds from operations of $55.2 million, or 40 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 40 cents per share.

Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. It takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

The company said it had net income of $4.5 million, or 3 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $116.3 million in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $114.3 million.

The company's shares have risen 15% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $32.62, an increase of 12% in the last 12 months.

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