Shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $21.43 and last traded at $21.41, with a volume of 570,531 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.39.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. JMP Securities lowered shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Compass Point upped their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $19.50 to $20.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. Physicians Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.15.

The stock has a market cap of $2.28 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 114.11. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $20.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.34.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $44.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.64 million. Physicians Realty Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 80.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.20 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 18th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 5th will be issued a $0.225 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 30th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%.

In related news, EVP John Sweet sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.90, for a total value of $238,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 130,543 shares in the company, valued at $2,597,805.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

A number of large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Systematic Financial Management LP increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 20.3% in the fourth quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 2,910,014 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $49,062,000 after buying an additional 491,986 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 79.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 692,941 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,683,000 after buying an additional 306,729 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 331.0% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 320,381 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,402,000 after buying an additional 246,050 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 69.8% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 537,960 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,127,000 after buying an additional 221,225 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 13.8% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,525,829 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $25,726,000 after buying an additional 185,307 shares during the last quarter.

Physicians Realty Trust (Physicians Realty) is a self-managed healthcare real estate company. The Company acquires, develops, owns and manages healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 87 properties located in 19 states of the United States with approximately 3,100,701 net leasable square feet.

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