Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for Medical Properties Trust (MPW)

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE: MPW) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 8/3/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/2/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. These facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, regional and community hospitals, women’s and children’s hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, and other single-discipline healthcare facilities, such as heart hospitals, orthopedic hospitals and cancer centers. “
  • 7/28/2017 – Medical Properties Trust had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/24/2017 – Medical Properties Trust had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/19/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. These facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, regional and community hospitals, women’s and children’s hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, and other single-discipline healthcare facilities, such as heart hospitals, orthopedic hospitals and cancer centers. “
  • 7/17/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 7/11/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/4/2017 – Medical Properties Trust had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $13.50 to $15.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/4/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 6/10/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) traded down 0.39% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $12.61. 2,979,979 shares of the company traded hands. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $11.54 and a one year high of $15.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.14 and a beta of 0.89. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $12.92 and a 200-day moving average of $13.04.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $166.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.94% and a net margin of 41.79%. Medical Properties Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.32 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.87 earnings per share 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 given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 114.29%.

In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total value of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company 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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