Medical Properties Trust (MPW) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Medical Properties Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1602805559057 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) traded up $0.23 during trading on Friday, reaching $13.99. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,210,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,090,000. 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 12-month low of $11.89 and a 12-month high of $14.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,090.00, a PE ratio of 10.70, a PEG ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.96.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 analysts’ expectations of $172.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust will post 1.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.86%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 126.32%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on MPW shares. J P Morgan 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 research report on Friday. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Medical Properties Trust has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.32.

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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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