Capital One Financial Corporation started coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) in a report published on Monday morning. The firm issued an equal weight rating and a $19.50 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on DOC. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a hold rating and issued a $19.00 price objective (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Friday. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a buy rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. KeyCorp reissued a hold rating on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Physicians Realty Trust presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $20.58.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $76.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $80.48 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 11.51% and a return on equity of 1.75%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 43.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.11%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 2nd. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 400.02%.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 3,777,212 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $76,073,000 after purchasing an additional 79,439 shares in the last quarter. Afam Capital Inc. acquired a new position in Physicians Realty Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $324,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio acquired a new position in Physicians Realty Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $1,328,000. 1st Global Advisors Inc. increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 28,334 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $571,000 after acquiring an additional 236 shares during the period. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC acquired a new position in Physicians Realty Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $343,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.21% of the company’s stock.

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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