Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Receives $14.00 Consensus PT from Analysts

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.14.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on MPW. ValuEngine raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust (MPW) opened at 12.44 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.93 and a beta of 0.89. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.85 and its 200-day moving average is $13.04.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The firm had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust will post $0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.72%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 115.66%.

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In other Medical Properties Trust news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total value of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. IFP Advisors Inc increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 15.1% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 9,009 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 1,182 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. Neuburgh Advisers LLC increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% in the first quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 10,582 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 616 shares in the last quarter. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the first quarter valued at approximately $141,000. Finally, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 10.3% in the second quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 11,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 1,031 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.48% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust Company Profile

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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