Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 123.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 183,296 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 101,267 shares during the quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned approximately 0.12% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $3,692,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DOC. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 33.7% during the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 277,629 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,516,000 after acquiring an additional 69,901 shares in the last quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the 1st quarter valued at $439,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 11.3% during the 1st quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 12,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $258,000 after acquiring an additional 1,315 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 16.4% during the 1st quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 71,286 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,409,000 after acquiring an additional 10,053 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American International Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 7.0% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 83,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,653,000 after acquiring an additional 5,457 shares in the last quarter. 94.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) opened at 17.67 on Tuesday. Physicians Realty Trust has a one year low of $17.12 and a one year high of $21.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 75.51 and a beta of 0.53. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $18.25 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.32.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.75% and a net margin of 11.51%. The firm had revenue of $76.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $80.48 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 43.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.21%. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 400.02%.

DOC has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. BidaskClub raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Friday, June 30th. FBR & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.54.

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About Physicians Realty Trust

Physicians Realty Trust (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust. Physicians Realty L.P. is the operating partnership of the Trust. The Trust and its operating partnership are engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)

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