State of Wisconsin Investment Board decreased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 2.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 786,959 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 23,518 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned approximately 0.51% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $15,849,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in 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 valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 425 shares during the period. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC increased its position in 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 valued at $177,000 after buying an additional 7,795 shares during the period. Quantbot Technologies LP increased its position in 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 valued at $233,000 after buying an additional 4,821 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 7.0% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 11,794 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $234,000 after buying an additional 776 shares during the period. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 11.3% in the first quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 12,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $258,000 after buying an additional 1,315 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.29% of the company’s stock.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) opened at 17.94 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.54. The stock has a market capitalization 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.

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

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Several equities analysts recently weighed in on DOC shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, June 30th. BidaskClub upgraded Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on Physicians Realty Trust from $23.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Physicians Realty Trust from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.58.

Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

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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