Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) – Analysts at Jefferies Group upped their FY2017 earnings estimates for Medical Properties Trust in a report issued on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.36 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.33. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Medical Properties Trust’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.37 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.45 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.45 EPS.

MPW has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.18.

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Medical Properties Trust (MPW) opened at $13.65 on Tuesday. Medical Properties Trust has a 1 year low of $11.57 and a 1 year high of $14.22. The stock has a market cap of $4,937.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a current ratio of 2.55, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 39.95% and a return on equity of 7.36%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.30 earnings per share.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 57,790,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $743,768,000 after purchasing an additional 3,561,518 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 9.5% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 14,803,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $194,375,000 after purchasing an additional 1,278,480 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 12,037,765 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $158,057,000 after purchasing an additional 178,569 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 5,666,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $72,930,000 after purchasing an additional 601,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 28.7% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,562,595 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $73,037,000 after acquiring an additional 1,241,797 shares in the last quarter. 84.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

The firm also recently declared 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 dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 126.32%.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

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