Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 12.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,280,463 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 141,244 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.81% of Physicians Realty Trust worth $22,703,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust by 12.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 26,712,583 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $537,992,000 after purchasing an additional 3,033,019 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust by 1.9% during the second 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 last quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC boosted its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust by 2.1% during the second quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 3,777,212 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $76,073,000 after purchasing an additional 79,439 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust by 48.2% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 3,568,761 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $71,875,000 after purchasing an additional 1,160,704 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust by 7.3% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,496,535 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $70,420,000 after purchasing an additional 238,502 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.91% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) opened at $18.29 on Friday. Physicians Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $17.25 and a 12-month high of $21.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.17. The stock has a market cap of $3,242.06, a P/E ratio of 17.23, a PEG ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 0.52.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.01). Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 11.39% and a return on equity of 1.70%. The business had revenue of $93.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $90.21 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 3rd were given a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 2nd. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 400.02%.

DOC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.50.

In other Physicians Realty Trust news, insider Jeffrey Theiler purchased 5,634 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $17.76 per share, with a total value of $100,059.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.51% of the company’s stock.

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Physicians Realty Trust 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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