Shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and ten have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.05.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on DOC shares. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Raymond James Financial set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $19.00 target price (down from $21.00) on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Friday, January 5th.

In other Physicians Realty Trust news, Director Tommy G. Thompson bought 2,705 shares of Physicians Realty Trust stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.46 per share, for a total transaction of $49,934.30. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 49,339 shares in the company, valued at $910,797.94. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.51% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 16,452,920 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $295,988,000 after buying an additional 128,853 shares in the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. lifted its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust by 12.7% during the 3rd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 12,946,213 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $229,536,000 after buying an additional 1,458,455 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 2.9% in the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 8,975,689 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $159,139,000 after purchasing an additional 250,054 shares in the last quarter. PGGM Investments raised its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 69.0% in the 4th quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 4,604,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $82,826,000 after purchasing an additional 1,880,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC raised its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 3,777,212 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $76,073,000 after purchasing an additional 79,439 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.61% of the company’s stock.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) traded down $0.09 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.14. 2,708,943 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,756,592. 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 stock has a market cap of $2,710.00, a PE ratio of 65.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 0.41. Physicians Realty Trust has a 1 year low of $14.83 and a 1 year high of $21.85.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.08%. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 400.00%.

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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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