Shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty analysts that are currently covering the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and fourteen have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.42.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. TheStreet raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. BTIG Research assumed coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock. JMP Securities lowered Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lowered Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

In other Physicians Realty Trust news, insider John T. Thomas sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total value of $326,850.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.54% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. HL Financial Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 3.0% in the second quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 13,847 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $291,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 2.3% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 19,560 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $412,000 after buying an additional 434 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 17.9% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,792 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 1,029 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 23.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 5,616 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 1,066 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 2.1% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 54,910 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,153,000 after buying an additional 1,150 shares in the last quarter. 94.08% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) traded up 0.66% on Monday, reaching $19.79. The company had a trading volume of 689,354 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 100.97 and a beta of 0.58. Physicians Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $14.68 and a 12 month high of $22.03. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $21.01 and a 200-day moving average of $20.06.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.01. Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.59% and a net margin of 11.73%. The business had revenue of $53.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.82 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 79.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be issued a $0.225 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 4th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.58%. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 450.00%.

Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

Physicians Realty Trust is a healthcare real estate company. The Company is engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company’s portfolio includes approximately 150 properties located in approximately 30 states with approximately 5,799,340 net leasable square feet.

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