Wall Street analysts forecast that Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) will post earnings of $0.27 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have made estimates for Physicians Realty Trust’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.28 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.27. Physicians Realty Trust also reported earnings per share of $0.27 during the same quarter last year. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 27th.

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 $1.08 to $1.10. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $1.11 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.09 to $1.14. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Physicians Realty Trust.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $105.03 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $103.70 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 2.20% and a net margin of 13.33%. The firm’s revenue was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.26 EPS.

Several analysts have commented on DOC shares. KeyCorp upped their price objective on Physicians Realty Trust from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, August 6th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, November 5th. TheStreet raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.77.

DOC opened at $16.55 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The company has a market cap of $3.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.91, a P/E/G ratio of 3.89 and a beta of 0.40. Physicians Realty Trust has a 52 week low of $14.13 and a 52 week high of $19.03.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.56%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 2nd. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 88.46%.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $116,000. Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $169,000. Chicago Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $171,000. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $188,000. Finally, Point72 Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $198,000. 91.78% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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