Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Reduced by KeyCorp

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) – Research analysts at KeyCorp dropped their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Medical Properties Trust in a report issued on Monday. KeyCorp analyst J. Sadler now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.36 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.38. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Medical Properties Trust’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.33 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.32 EPS.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by $0.02. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 41.12% and a return on equity of 7.85%. The business had revenue of $205.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.52 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.31 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 33.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Several other analysts also recently commented on MPW. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 target price for the company in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $15.00 to $13.00 in a report on Friday, January 5th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.30.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) opened at $12.29 on Tuesday. Medical Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $11.82 and a 12-month high of $14.22. The company has a market cap of $4,533.44, a PE ratio of 14.99, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 2.06 and a quick ratio of 2.55.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Cubic Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. Cubic Asset Management LLC now owns 228,145 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,996,000 after purchasing an additional 3,820 shares during the period. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 43.3% in the 4th quarter. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. now owns 14,965 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $206,000 after purchasing an additional 4,525 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 3.6% in the 3rd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 130,968 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,720,000 after purchasing an additional 4,600 shares during the period. Cetera Investment Advisers boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 42.5% in the 3rd quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 15,434 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $203,000 after purchasing an additional 4,601 shares during the period. Finally, Sigma Planning Corp boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 13.3% in the 4th quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 42,192 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $581,000 after purchasing an additional 4,953 shares during the period. 81.55% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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