Equities research analysts expect Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) to post $0.27 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have made estimates for Physicians Realty Trust’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.28 and the lowest is $0.26. Physicians Realty Trust posted earnings per share of $0.26 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.8%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Friday, November 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Physicians Realty Trust will report full year earnings of $1.09 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.05 to $1.12. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $1.12 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.08 to $1.16. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Physicians Realty Trust.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28 by ($0.22). Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 11.02% and a return on equity of 1.76%. The business had revenue of $106.99 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $104.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.24 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 39.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of research firms have commented on DOC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Physicians Realty Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. B. Riley increased their price target on Physicians Realty Trust from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. KeyCorp decreased their price target on Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, May 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Physicians Realty Trust currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.00.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in DOC. Two Sigma Investments LP purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust in the fourth quarter worth about $304,000. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust in the fourth quarter worth about $323,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust in the fourth quarter worth about $262,000. HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust in the first quarter worth about $872,000. Finally, FDx Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust in the first quarter worth about $553,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.74% of the company’s stock.

Physicians Realty Trust traded down $0.15, reaching $16.50, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 776,924 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,491,897. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 1.16. Physicians Realty Trust has a 52-week low of $14.13 and a 52-week high of $19.07. The stock has a market cap of $3.03 billion, a PE ratio of 15.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.93 and a beta of 0.45.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 3rd were paid a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.58%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, July 2nd. Physicians Realty Trust’s payout ratio is 88.46%.

About Physicians Realty Trust

Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare.

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