Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) by 9.0% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 2,311,440 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 190,140 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Physicians Realty Trust were worth $40,982,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Optimum Investment Advisors increased its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors now owns 15,191 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $306,000 after purchasing an additional 68 shares in the last quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 28,334 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $571,000 after purchasing an additional 236 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 13,543 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $273,000 after purchasing an additional 554 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 6.8% in the 2nd quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 11,569 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $233,000 after purchasing an additional 733 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Physicians Realty Trust by 7.1% in the 2nd quarter. Hunter Associates Investment Management LLC now owns 15,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $302,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. 93.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

DOC has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Raymond James Financial set a $20.00 target price on Physicians Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their target price on Physicians Realty Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. KeyCorp raised Physicians Realty Trust from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Capital One Financial initiated coverage on Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $19.50 target price for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.25.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE DOC) opened at $16.74 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,000.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 72.78, a PEG ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.54. Physicians Realty Trust has a 52 week low of $16.61 and a 52 week high of $21.85. The company has a quick ratio of 1.59, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last released 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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $93.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.21 million. Physicians Realty Trust had a return on equity of 1.70% and a net margin of 11.39%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 32.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be paid a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.50%. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 400.00%.

In related news, Director Tommy G. Thompson bought 2,705 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.46 per share, for a total transaction of $49,934.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 49,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $910,797.94. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffrey Theiler bought 5,634 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $17.76 per share, for a total transaction of $100,059.84. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)

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