Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nineteen research firms that are currently covering the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation, thirteen have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.15.

Several brokerages have weighed in on DOC. SunTrust Banks Inc. upped their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Compass Point upped their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.50 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. Wunderlich upped their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $19.50 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Raymond James Financial Inc. raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Mizuho decreased their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $22.00 to $21.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 3rd.

In other news, Director Albert Black, Jr. bought 4,439 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.50 per share, with a total value of $77,682.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 26,772 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $468,510. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider John T. Thomas sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total transaction of $326,850.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.54% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of DOC. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD increased its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 9.7% in the third quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 33,373 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $719,000 after buying an additional 2,951 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the third quarter valued at approximately $217,000. Crow Point Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the third quarter valued at approximately $7,431,000. Credit Suisse AG increased its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 1.4% in the third quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 371,413 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,001,000 after buying an additional 5,093 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Barings Real Estate Advisers LLC increased its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 15.1% in the third quarter. Barings Real Estate Advisers LLC now owns 341,261 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,351,000 after buying an additional 44,653 shares during the last quarter. 96.93% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) opened at 17.95 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $19.52 and a 200 day moving average of $20.24. The firm has a market cap of $2.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 81.96 and a beta of 0.63. Physicians Realty Trust has a 52-week low of $15.41 and a 52-week high of $22.03.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $66.21 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.77% and a net margin of 12.86%. Physicians Realty Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 100.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.01 earnings per share for the current year.

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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