Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 108.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,018,845 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 530,264 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.76% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $21,945,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in DOC. HL Financial Services LLC raised its stake 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. raised its stake 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 raised its stake 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. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake 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. Finally, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd raised its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 23.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 6,918 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 1,302 shares in the last quarter. 95.93% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) traded down 0.54% during trading on Monday, hitting $18.39. 619,044 shares of the company traded hands. Physicians Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $15.41 and a 12-month high of $22.03. The company has a market capitalization of $2.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 83.97 and a beta of 0.63. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $19.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $20.22.

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

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DOC has been the topic of a number of research reports. BTIG Research initiated coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup Inc. lowered shares of 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. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. Raymond James Financial Inc. lowered shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, November 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.93.

In related news, Director Albert Black, Jr. acquired 4,439 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $17.50 per share, for a total transaction of $77,682.50. Following the purchase, the director now owns 26,772 shares in the company, valued at $468,510. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Tommy G. Thompson acquired 14,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.04 per share, for a total transaction of $259,776.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 30,838 shares in the company, valued at approximately $556,317.52. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.54% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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