Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) was upgraded by research analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on DOC. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. lowered shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, UBS AG lowered shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Physicians Realty Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.58.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) opened at 17.94 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $2.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 76.67 and a beta of 0.55. Physicians Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $17.12 and a 12-month high of $22.03. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $18.57 and its 200 day moving average is $19.54.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $76.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $80.48 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 11.51% and a return on equity of 1.75%. Physicians Realty Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 43.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.22 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post $0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 5.5% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,098 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 425 shares during the period. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 603.8% in the second quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 9,086 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $177,000 after buying an additional 7,795 shares during the period. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the second quarter worth approximately $205,000. Quantbot Technologies LP increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 69.8% in the first quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 11,729 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $233,000 after buying an additional 4,821 shares during the period. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 6.8% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 11,569 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $233,000 after buying an additional 733 shares during the period. 82.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Physicians Realty Trust

Physicians Realty Trust (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust. Physicians Realty L.P. is the operating partnership of the Trust. The Trust and its operating partnership are engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems.

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