Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)’s share price rose 2.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $21.51 and last traded at $21.44, with a volume of 1,341,517 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.92.

DOC has been the topic of several recent research reports. TheStreet upgraded Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. BTIG Research initiated coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. JMP Securities cut Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Compass Point boosted their price target on Physicians Realty Trust from $19.50 to $20.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Physicians Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.21.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $21.12 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.44. The company has a market cap of $2.85 billion and a PE ratio of 108.62.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $53.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.82 million. The firm’s revenue was up 79.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.03 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Physicians Realty Trust news, EVP John Sweet sold 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.90, for a total value of $238,800.00. Following the transaction, 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 is accessible through this hyperlink.

A hedge fund recently raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust stock. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 3,139.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,506,563 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,460,052 shares during the period. BlackRock Advisors LLC owned 2.13% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $25,401,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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