Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)’s share price traded down 1.4% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $21.07 and last traded at $21.08, with a volume of 291,340 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $21.37.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Wunderlich increased their target price on Physicians Realty Trust from $19.50 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. JMP Securities lowered Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Physicians Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.85.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $21.14 and a 200-day moving average of $19.11. The firm has a market cap of $2.81 billion and a P/E ratio of 107.04.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. The company earned $53.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.82 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 79.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 18th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 5th were given a dividend of $0.225 per share. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.29%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 30th.

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

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Swiss National Bank increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 15.7% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 115,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,939,000 after buying an additional 15,600 shares during the period. Pear Tree Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,949,000. Employees Retirement System of Texas increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 193.7% in the fourth quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas now owns 232,038 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,912,000 after buying an additional 153,038 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of 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 period. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 5.4% in the fourth quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 581,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,796,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period.

Physicians Realty Trust is a healthcare real estate company. The Company is engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company’s portfolio includes approximately 150 properties located in approximately 30 states with approximately 5,799,340 net leasable square feet.

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