Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by investment analysts at JMP Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on MPW. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Sunday, September 4th. Barclays PLC started coverage on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday, November 22nd. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $14.00 price target for the company. BTIG Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday, September 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $16.00 to $13.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 7th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.29.

Analyst Recommendations for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

Shares of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) opened at 12.18 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $13.27 and a 200-day moving average of $14.53. The firm has a market cap of $3.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.30 and a beta of 0.91. Medical Properties Trust has a 1-year low of $9.61 and a 1-year high of $15.92.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 46.26% and a return on equity of 10.03%. The company earned $126.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $124.33 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.32 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust will post $1.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 8th will be issued a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.55%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 93.88%.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in MPW. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 16.6% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 16,906,991 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $257,155,000 after buying an additional 2,412,505 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 17.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 15,903,920 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $234,901,000 after buying an additional 2,413,502 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 7.7% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 9,495,035 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $140,242,000 after buying an additional 681,003 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 8.0% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 9,266,065 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $136,859,000 after buying an additional 687,489 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 48.8% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 8,652,071 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $131,598,000 after buying an additional 2,838,852 shares during the last quarter. 81.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Medical Properties Trust Company Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities. It conducts all of its business through MPT Operating Partnership, L.P. It acquires and develops healthcare facilities and leases the facilities to healthcare operating companies under long-term net leases.

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