Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Reviewed By Analysts

Cornelia Mascio
Agosto 13, 2017

The correct version of this article can be read at https://transcriptdaily.com/2017/08/11/medical-properties-trust-inc-mpw-issues-earnings-results.html. The firm owned 1,600,957 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 54,947 shares during the period. Naples Global Advisors LLC's holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $330,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors own 78.48% of the company's stock. Medical Properties Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6,731.8% in the first quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 133,588 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,643,000 after buying an additional 1,238 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 5.3% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 25,175 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $325,000 after buying an additional 665 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 26,293 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $339,000 after buying an additional 3,112 shares during the last quarter. The firm purchased 109,120 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock, valued at approximately $1,404,000.

On 11/10/2016 Medical Properties Trust announced a quarterly dividend of $0.23 7.67% with an ex dividend date of 12/6/2016 which will be payable on 1/12/2017. (NYSE:MPW) traded down 1.066% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.525. The stock had a trading volume of 966,526 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $13.00 and a 200 day moving average of $13.03.

Another recent and important Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Ridgeworth Cap Mgmt Ltd owns 0.75% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.32, Briefing.com reports. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 41.79% and a return on equity of 7.94%. The company had revenue of $156.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.91 million. The business's quarterly revenue was up 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.87 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was set for Tuesday the 13th of June 2017. The dividend yield was $7.40. Medical Properties Trust's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 114.29%.

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Among 11 analysts covering Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Monday, May 15th. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $16 target in Friday, June 9 report.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc., launched on August 27, 2003, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). BidaskClub raised Medical Properties Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $14.20.

In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 13.98, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 18.49 and 24.41 respectively. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc.is a real estate investment trust. The Firm focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United States and selectively in foreign jurisdictions. The Company's segment is its investments in healthcare real estate, including mortgage and other loans, as well as any equity investments in its tenants.

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