Paloma Partners Management Co Reduces Position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Marco Green
August 13, 2017

Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Government Properties Income Trust's Q2 2017 earnings at $0.58 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.43 EPS and Q4 2017 earnings at $0.55 EPS. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.08 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $0.28.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on MPW. BidaskClub lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Medical Properties Trust had 22 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. American International Group Inc now holds 744,249 shares worth $9,578,000.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th.

Among 3 analysts covering Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Now Government Properties Income Trust's current price is $4.89 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. The institutional investor acquired 109,120 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock, valued at approximately $1,404,000. Walter Keenan Fincl Consulting Mi Adv owns 0.3% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 4,589 shares. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright and trademark laws.

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It is now trading at $12.52 just a bit lower than $12.85, the stock's 50 day moving average and which is just under the 200 day moving average of $13.04.

The company now has a P/E ratio of 15.31 and the market cap of the company is 4.38B. Government Properties Income Trust has a 52-week low of $17.88 and a 52-week high of $18.15. The fund owned 150,000 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 19,600 shares during the period. The company had revenue of $69.89 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $69.08 million. Government Properties Income Trust had a return on equity of 5.16% and a net margin of 4.64%. Medical Properties Trust's revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.61 EPS.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were given a dividend of $0.24 per share.

Among 13 analysts covering Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 13th of June 2017. Medical Properties Trust's payout ratio is now 115.66%. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://rinconhillneighbors.org/2017/08/12/medical-properties-trust-mpw-receiving-somewhat-positive-news-coverage-analysis-finds.html. It last trading capacity has been watched at 2.49 million shares and 1.1 million shares are explored as seeing the average capacity of last three months trading period. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. The stock rose 1.10% or $0.2 reaching $18.35.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 15.1% in the first quarter.

Menta Capital Llc increased Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) stake by 52,758 shares to 129,001 valued at $4.68 million in 2016Q4. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.0% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System expanded its position by buying 21,100 shares an increase of 2.6% in the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Government Properties Income Trust by 20.7% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System claims 831,600 shares worth $10,703,000. Creative Planning now owns 27,554 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $355,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the last quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 2.6% in the first quarter. The value of the investment in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. decreased from $10,452,000 to $9,578,000 a change of $874,000 since the last quarter. The Company focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United States and selectively in foreign jurisdictions.

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