Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance

Xavier Trudeau
Août 13, 2017

Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

News articles about Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. 688,068 shares of the company's stock traded hands. Equities analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Swiss National Bank now owns 527,700 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $6,802,000 after buying an additional 30,800 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 79.4% in the first quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 26,293 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $339,000 after buying an additional 3,112 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 2,433,780 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $31,371,000 after buying an additional 1,204,252 shares during the period. Finally, Numeric Investors LLC bought a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the fourth quarter worth approximately $777,000. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. The firm owned 25,605 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 775 shares during the period. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $11.54 and a 52 week high of $15.74. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,676,844 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $12.92 and a 200-day moving average of $13.05. The company has market cap of $4.69 billion. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS will be $0.19 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $1.02. (NYSE:MPW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.33. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.94% and a net margin of 41.79%. The business had revenue of $156.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $156.91 million. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter previous year. The value of the company's investment in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. increased from $4,516,000 to $4,766,000 a change of $250,000 quarter over quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.44%. Moreover, Systematic Fincl Mngmt Limited Partnership has 0.03% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $16 target in Friday, June 9 report.

06/09/2017 - Medical Properties Trust, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. BidaskClub cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th.

Among 27 analysts covering Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 19 Hold. Sterling Management Llc has invested 0.16% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th.

On 3/28/2017 Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Chairman, sold 301,845 with an average share price of $12.74 per share and the total transaction amounting to $3,845,505.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

On 11/12/2015 Medical Properties Trust announced a quarterly dividend of $0.22 8.19% with an ex dividend date of 12/8/2015 which will be payable on 1/14/2016.

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