Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) – KeyCorp issued their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for Medical Properties Trust in a report released on Thursday. KeyCorp analyst J. Sadler expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $1.37 per share for the year. KeyCorp has a “Hold” rating on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Medical Properties Trust’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.38 EPS and Q1 2018 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 39.95%. The firm had revenue of $176.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.30 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

MPW has been the subject of several other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Deutsche Bank lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $14.00 to $13.50 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $15.00 to $13.00 in a report on Friday, January 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.30.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE MPW) opened at $12.76 on Monday. Medical Properties Trust has a twelve month low of $11.90 and a twelve month high of $14.22. The company has a current ratio of 2.55, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. The company has a market capitalization of $4,650.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.79, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.96.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.52%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 126.32%.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of MPW. Ffcm LLC purchased a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the 3rd quarter worth $116,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the 2nd quarter worth $136,000. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth about $137,000. Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $138,000. Finally, Cetera Investment Advisers acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth about $141,000. Institutional investors own 81.20% of the company’s stock.

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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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