Medical Properties Trust (MPW) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Ivan Schwartz
August 13, 2017

The number of shares now owned by investors are 95.14 mln. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 41,580 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $535,000 after buying an additional 7,905 shares during the last quarter. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3274815300282 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Finally, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 10.3% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 27,554 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $355,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the period. The Firm operates through two divisions: ownership of properties that are primarily leased to government tenants and its equity method investment in Select Income REIT (SIR). Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 29,830 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $384,000 after buying an additional 290 shares during the period.

As of the end of the quarter Mutual Of America Capital Management LLC had bought a total of 157,326 shares growing its stake by 61.1%. California Public Employees Retirement System claims 831,600 shares worth $10,703,000. Zooming in to the last week, company shares are -2.19%.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $11.54 and a 12 month high of $15.74. (MPW) opened at 12.52 on Friday. This price movement gives investors an idea of how much the stock price has moved in the past year and whether it is trading near the top, middle or bottom of the range. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.83 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.04. The company has a market cap of $1.58B and its 12 month revenue was nearly $463.50M. Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

Press coverage about Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust has a 1-year low of $11.54 and a 1-year high of $15.74. Medical Properties Trust's quarterly revenue was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago. In the last earnings report the EPS was $0.82 and is expected to be $0.88 for the current year with 349,855,000 shares now outstanding. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. also declared a dividend for shareholders that was paid on Friday the 14th of July 2017. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.67%. The ex-dividend date was set for Tuesday the 13th of June 2017. Government Properties Income Trust's payout ratio is now -76.11%.

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Among 11 analysts covering Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Medical Properties Trust (MPW) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds" was first reported by Rincon Hill News and is owned by of Rincon Hill News. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "hold" rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, July 28th. The stock of Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) earned "Underperform" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 19. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://rinconhillneighbors.org/2017/08/12/medical-properties-trust-mpw-receiving-somewhat-positive-news-coverage-analysis-finds.html. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.40, for a total transaction of $128,749.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Instead, they should also do their own research-such as reading the prospectus for new companies or for public companies, the quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC-to confirm whether a particular investment is appropriate for them in light of their individual financial circumstances. The real estate investment trust reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.01.

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