Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) Director Tommy G. Thompson acquired 14,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 17th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $18.04 per share, for a total transaction of $259,776.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 30,838 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $556,317.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) opened at 18.00 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.32 and a 200 day moving average of $20.25. Physicians Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $15.41 and a 12-month high of $22.03. The company has a market cap of $2.42 billion, a PE ratio of 82.19 and a beta of 0.63.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last announced its quarterly earnings results 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 net margin of 12.86% and a return on equity of 1.77%. Physicians Realty Trust’s revenue was up 100.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.26 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.01 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of DOC. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 43.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,970,571 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $419,582,000 after buying an additional 6,039,827 shares during the period. Cohen & Steers Inc. increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 88.4% in the second quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 12,532,933 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $263,317,000 after buying an additional 5,881,209 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 8.2% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 7,035,722 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $151,550,000 after buying an additional 531,308 shares during the period. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 34.8% in the second quarter. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,613,225 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $96,924,000 after buying an additional 1,190,312 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 28.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 4,473,548 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $96,360,000 after buying an additional 995,055 shares during the period. 97.00% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts recently commented on DOC shares. BTIG Research started coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup Inc. downgraded Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Raymond James Financial Inc. downgraded Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 2nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, November 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Physicians Realty Trust has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.93.

About Physicians Realty Trust

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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