Media coverage about Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Physicians Realty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6240193474365 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) opened at $16.74 on Thursday. Physicians Realty Trust has a twelve month low of $16.61 and a twelve month high of $21.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.59. The company has a market capitalization of $3,000.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 72.78, a PEG ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.54.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.01). Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.70% and a net margin of 11.39%. The company had revenue of $93.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $90.21 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. Physicians Realty Trust’s revenue was up 32.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be issued a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 2nd. Physicians Realty Trust’s payout ratio is currently 400.00%.

DOC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Raymond James Financial set a $20.00 target price on Physicians Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald raised 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. KeyCorp raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Capital One Financial initiated 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 for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.25.

In related news, Director Tommy G. Thompson purchased 2,705 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $18.46 per share, with a total value of $49,934.30. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 49,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $910,797.94. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffrey Theiler acquired 5,634 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $17.76 per share, with a total value of $100,059.84. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.51% of the stock is owned by company 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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