Investec Asset Management LTD increased its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 11.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 81,899 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,421 shares during the period. Investec Asset Management LTD owned 0.05% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $1,649,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 539,440 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,864,000 after purchasing an additional 24,500 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 6.8% during the 2nd quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 11,569 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $233,000 after purchasing an additional 733 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 18,951 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $382,000 after purchasing an additional 1,392 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,519,268 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $292,418,000 after purchasing an additional 271,896 shares during the period. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its stake in Physicians Realty Trust by 123.5% during the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 183,296 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,692,000 after purchasing an additional 101,267 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.21% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on DOC. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $17.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Physicians Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.58.

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Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) opened at 18.29 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $18.39 and its 200-day moving average is $19.44. Physicians Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $17.12 and a 12 month high of $21.95. The stock has a market cap of $2.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 78.16 and a beta of 0.55.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 11.51% and a return on equity of 1.75%. The company had revenue of $76.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $80.48 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $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 forecast that Physicians Realty Trust will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

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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