California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 212.2% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 210,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 142,800 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately 0.19% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $4,414,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in DOC. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. increased its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 35.9% in the first quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 127,172 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,953,000 after buying an additional 33,562 shares during the period. Telemus Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the first quarter worth $502,000. IFP Advisors Inc increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 601.9% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 76,042 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,413,000 after buying an additional 65,208 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 16.9% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 316,189 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,875,000 after buying an additional 45,669 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 25.9% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 154,498 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,871,000 after buying an additional 31,794 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.02% of the company’s stock.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) traded up 2.37% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $20.77. The stock had a trading volume of 1,111,343 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion, a PE ratio of 105.97 and a beta of 0.57. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $21.14 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.69. Physicians Realty Trust has a 52 week low of $14.33 and a 52 week high of $22.03.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $53.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $50.82 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.59% and a net margin of 11.73%. Physicians Realty Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 79.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Physicians Realty Trust will post $1.03 EPS for the current year.

DOC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Wunderlich lifted their price target 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 initiated coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. JMP Securities downgraded Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. TheStreet raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. downgraded Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.21.

In other news, insider John T. Thomas sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total transaction of $326,850.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 0.54% of the company’s stock.

About Physicians Realty Trust

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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