Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $18.15.

A number of equities analysts have commented on DOC shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 31st. ValuEngine raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 8th. Capital One Financial cut shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.75 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Physicians Realty Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $17.45 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 8.8% during the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 6,940 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $131,000 after purchasing an additional 562 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 1.9% during the 4th quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. now owns 31,316 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $501,000 after purchasing an additional 577 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 13,930 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $260,000 after purchasing an additional 657 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 0.6% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 157,393 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,523,000 after purchasing an additional 958 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 291,807 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,489,000 after purchasing an additional 974 shares during the period. 92.31% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:DOC traded up $0.06 on Friday, reaching $18.57. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 741,796 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,260,313. Physicians Realty Trust has a 52-week low of $14.41 and a 52-week high of $19.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.19 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a quick ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by ($0.01). Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 2.28% and a net margin of 13.34%. The business had revenue of $105.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $104.27 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.26 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1.06 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, April 2nd. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.95%. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 85.19%.

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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