Jefferies Group Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Medical Properties Trust in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.44 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $1.45.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. The business 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%. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS.

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on MPW. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $15.00 to $13.00 in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.30.

Medical Properties Trust (MPW) traded up $0.06 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $12.82. 1,778,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,351,910. The company has a market cap of $4,740.00, a P/E ratio of 16.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a quick ratio of 2.55, a current ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. Medical Properties Trust has a fifty-two week low of $11.90 and a fifty-two week high of $14.22.

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

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 was Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.49%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 126.32%.

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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.

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