Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) shares traded down 1.2% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $21.12 and last traded at $21.20, with a volume of 395,544 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.46.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. JMP Securities downgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.15.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $20.25 and its 200 day moving average is $18.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.27 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 113.78.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 80.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.20 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 5th will be given a dividend of $0.225 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 30th. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.25%.

In other news, EVP John Sweet sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.90, for a total transaction of $238,800.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 130,543 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,597,805.70. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Other hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 37.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 90,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,534,000 after buying an additional 24,966 shares during the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 51.1% in the fourth quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC now owns 235,250 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,966,000 after buying an additional 79,550 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised 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. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 26.0% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 161,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,724,000 after buying an additional 33,349 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised 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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