Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)’s share price dropped 1.4% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company 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.

DOC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. SunTrust Banks Inc. increased their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Compass Point increased their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.50 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. TheStreet raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Finally, JMP Securities cut shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.85.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $21.14 and its 200-day moving average is $19.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion and a PE ratio of 105.51.

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

The business 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 dividend yield of 4.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 30th.

In related news, EVP John Sweet sold 12,000 shares of the business’s 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 transaction, the executive vice president now owns 130,543 shares in the company, valued at $2,597,805.70. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

A number of large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 3,139.2% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 1,506,563 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $25,401,000 after buying an additional 1,460,052 shares during the last quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in 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 valued at $3,912,000 after buying an additional 153,038 shares during the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its stake in 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 valued at $9,796,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, 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 valued at $5,402,000 after buying an additional 246,050 shares during the last quarter.

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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