Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Physicians Realty Trust earned a news impact score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6240193474365 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) opened at $16.50 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $2,915.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.74, a P/E/G ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.52. 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 has a 1-year low of $16.22 and a 1-year high of $21.85.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.26 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 company had revenue of $93.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $90.21 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.27 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 2nd. Physicians Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 400.02%.

DOC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Capital One Financial initiated coverage on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $19.50 price objective for the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, KeyCorp raised shares of Physicians Realty Trust from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Physicians Realty Trust presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.25.

In other Physicians Realty Trust news, Director Tommy G. Thompson bought 2,705 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $18.46 per share, for a total transaction of $49,934.30. Following the transaction, the director now owns 49,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $910,797.94. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Jeffrey Theiler bought 5,634 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were acquired 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. 0.51% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Physicians Realty Trust Company 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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