Comprehensive Stock Analysis Of Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW)

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12 August, 2017

WFG Advisors LP now owns 7,642 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $160,000 after buying an additional 3,432 shares during the period. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC purchased a new stake in Government Properties Income Trust during the first quarter worth $211,000.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) has declined -5.01% since January and is up 1.51% for the past week. California Public Employees Retirement System claims 831,600 shares valued at $10,703,000. Peoples Financial Corporation invested 0% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,676 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $343,000 after buying an additional 233 shares during the period. WFG Advisors LP raised its stake in Government Properties Income Trust by 81.5% in the first quarter. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 173,280 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $2,229,000 after buying an additional 13,220 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

The company is trading up from yesterday's close of $12.44. The company had a trading volume of 437,330 shares.

Shares last traded at $12.52 just below $12.85, the 50 day moving average and a tad below the 200 day moving average of $13.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.27 and a beta of 0.89. Government Properties Income Trust has a 52 week low of $17.36 and a 52 week high of $24.61. In the last earnings report the EPS was $0.59 and is expected to be $0.27 for the current year with 96,195,000 shares now outstanding. The company had revenue of $69.89 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $69.08 million. Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV).

The Company's sales have grown at an average annualized rate of about 9.00% during the past five years. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Government Properties Income Trust will post $0.27 EPS for the current year.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Medical Properties Trust Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -2.66%, where Monthly Performance is -0.96%, Quarterly performance is -6.33%, 6 Months performance is -4.97% and yearly performance percentage is -19.48%. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were given a $0.24 dividend. The dividend yield was $7.61. Morgan Stanley restated an "underweight" rating and issued a $18.50 price objective (up from $17.00) on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Government Properties Income Trust's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -76.11%. Texas Yale Capital Corp reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. "(NYSE:MPW)" was published by BBNS and is the property of of BBNS. If you are reading this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & worldwide copyright law.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Government Properties Income Trust from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $22.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, June 29th. BidaskClub raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Medical Properties Trust now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $14.20. The original version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/08/11/old-national-bancorp-in-acquires-7905-shares-of-medical-properties-trust-inc-nysempw-updated-updated-updated.html. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc sold 40,479 shares as Dollar General (MPW)'s stock declined 0.60%. 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. The number of shares now owned by investors are 95.14 mln.


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