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

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE: MPW) in the last few weeks:

  • 11/9/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 11/3/2017 – Medical Properties Trust had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/1/2017 – 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. “
  • 10/24/2017 – 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. “
  • 10/2/2017 – Medical Properties Trust was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 9/17/2017 – Medical Properties Trust had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) traded up $0.09 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $13.65. The company had a trading volume of 1,507,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,215,720. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $11.57 and a 52 week high of $14.22. The company has a market capitalization of $4,937.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.51, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a current ratio of 2.55.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $176.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 39.95%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.31 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.03%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 126.32%.

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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