Berenberg Bank started coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) in a report released on Thursday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The brokerage issued a hold rating and a $18.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

DOC has been the topic of a number of other research reports. TheStreet lowered shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, June 27th. Finally, Citigroup began coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 20th. They issued a neutral rating and a $18.50 price objective on the stock. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $18.45.

Shares of DOC stock opened at $17.23 on Thursday. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $17.30 and its 200-day simple moving average is $17.92. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The firm has a market cap of $3.20 billion, a PE ratio of 15.95 and a beta of 0.44. Physicians Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $15.18 and a 12 month high of $19.16.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.22). The business had revenue of $94.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $105.92 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 2.11% and a net margin of 12.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.28 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Physicians Realty Trust news, CEO John T. Thomas sold 3,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.50, for a total transaction of $64,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO John T. Thomas sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.50, for a total transaction of $87,500.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 305,259 shares in the company, valued at $5,342,032.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 20,000 shares of company stock worth $350,000 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 23.9% during the first quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 3,124 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $59,000 after acquiring an additional 602 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 4.9% during the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 13,930 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $260,000 after acquiring an additional 657 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 0.3% during the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 291,807 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,489,000 after acquiring an additional 974 shares in the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 1.4% during the second quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 71,763 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,252,000 after acquiring an additional 1,005 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust by 3.6% during the second quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 31,213 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $544,000 after acquiring an additional 1,081 shares in the last quarter. 94.41% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Physicians Realty Trust

Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare.

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