Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.34 Per Share (MPW)

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) – Analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.34 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Medical Properties Trust’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.34 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.37 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Deutsche Bank cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $14.00 to $13.50 in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Robert W. Baird cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $15.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Friday, January 5th. 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 research note on Friday, December 15th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.33.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE MPW) opened at $12.50 on Monday. Medical Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $11.82 and a 12-month high of $14.22. The stock has a market cap of $4,550.00, a PE ratio of 15.06, a P/E/G ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a current ratio of 2.06.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $205.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $204.52 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MPW. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth about $136,000. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 14.9% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 667,259 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,588,000 after purchasing an additional 86,339 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 386.2% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 168,636 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,170,000 after purchasing an additional 133,955 shares during the period. Cetera Investment Advisers purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $141,000. Finally, Denali Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the third quarter valued at approximately $624,000. 80.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, Chairman Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 489,971 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $6,070,740.69. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 2,192,629 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $27,166,673.31. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.00%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This is a positive change from Medical Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 115.66%.

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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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