Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) Shares Bought by Epoch Investment Partners Inc.
Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 24.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,544,971 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 303,967 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned 0.86% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $27,392,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 32.7% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 52,166 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,051,000 after acquiring an additional 12,845 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 42.7% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 31,525 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $635,000 after buying an additional 9,440 shares during the period. NGAM Advisors L.P. increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 4.2% in the second quarter. NGAM Advisors L.P. now owns 25,786 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $519,000 after buying an additional 1,041 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 2.7% in the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 712,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $14,340,000 after buying an additional 19,000 shares during the period. Finally, Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 1.4% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 354,734 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,144,000 after buying an additional 4,966 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.90% of the company’s stock.
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their target price on Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Capital One Financial started coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $19.50 target price on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. KeyCorp raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.50.
Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.01). Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 11.39% and a return on equity of 1.70%. The company had revenue of $93.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $90.21 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.
In other Physicians Realty Trust news, insider Jeffrey Theiler acquired 5,634 shares of Physicians Realty Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $17.76 per share, with a total value of $100,059.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.51% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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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