First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 229.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 133,244 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 92,825 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned approximately 0.12% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $2,799,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of DOC. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 23.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 5,616 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 1,066 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 67.7% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,342 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 2,156 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA acquired a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the second quarter worth about $122,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 17.9% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,792 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 1,029 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Societe Generale acquired a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the second quarter worth about $199,000. 94.02% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) traded up 1.01% on Tuesday, reaching $20.98. 1,611,832 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.81 billion, a PE ratio of 107.04 and a beta of 0.57. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $21.02 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.77. Physicians Realty Trust has a 52-week low of $14.68 and a 52-week high of $22.03.

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

DOC has been the topic of several analyst reports. BTIG Research initiated coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. Compass Point raised their price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $20.50 to $24.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. Wunderlich raised their price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $19.50 to $22.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.21.

In other Physicians Realty Trust news, insider John T. Thomas sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.79, for a total value of $326,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.54% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

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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