Jeffrey Theiler Purchases 4,150 Shares of Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) Stock

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) CFO Jeffrey Theiler purchased 4,150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $18.19 per share, with a total value of $75,488.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Physicians Realty Trust stock traded up $0.21 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $18.41. The company had a trading volume of 271,806 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,305,841. The firm has a market cap of $3.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.05 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a current ratio of 1.45. Physicians Realty Trust has a 1 year low of $15.18 and a 1 year high of $19.16. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $17.89 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $17.76.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.18). The company had revenue of $107.59 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.01 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 10.61% and a return on equity of 1.79%. Physicians Realty Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.28 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 3rd were given a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.00%. Physicians Realty Trust’s payout ratio is presently 85.19%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DOC. Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Physicians Realty Trust in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $15,064,000. Nuveen Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 189.1% in the 2nd quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 799,612 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $13,945,000 after purchasing an additional 523,044 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 17.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,463,056 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $60,397,000 after purchasing an additional 512,838 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 11.4% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 4,335,995 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $75,620,000 after purchasing an additional 441,974 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted its position in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 129.4% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 760,706 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $13,266,000 after purchasing an additional 429,165 shares during the period. 93.56% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

DOC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Physicians Realty Trust from $19.00 to $17.50 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 17th. TheStreet raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Friday. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, September 12th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, October 14th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Physicians Realty Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.20.

Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

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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