Equities research analysts expect Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to post $172.06 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have provided estimates for Medical Properties Trust’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $166.81 million to $175.36 million. Medical Properties Trust reported sales of $126.56 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 36%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, November 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust will report full-year sales of $172.06 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $685.80 million to $702.46 million. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $826.68 million per share, with estimates ranging from $783.78 million to $850.22 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Medical Properties Trust.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The firm had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 EPS.

MPW has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine downgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Medical Properties Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.10.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 115.66%.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of MPW. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 39.6% during the first quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 67,074 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $864,000 after buying an additional 19,032 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 3.5% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 2,081,133 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $26,826,000 after buying an additional 70,817 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 6.1% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,365,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $56,275,000 after buying an additional 251,709 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 5.9% during the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,024,289 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $26,093,000 after buying an additional 113,580 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 7.1% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 12,202,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $157,286,000 after buying an additional 811,784 shares during the period. 84.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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