Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts

Marco Green
February 18, 2018

On Monday, September 18 the insider Lynch Karen S sold $2.47 million. The institutional investor held 10,240 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.63 million, down from 12,140 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company was maintained on Monday, December 11 by Northland Capital. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $67.6. About 2.52 million shares traded or 10.10% up from the average. (NYSE:MPW) news were published by: which released: "BRIEF-Medical Properties Trust Says Elizabeth Pitman Elected To The Board" on February 15, 2018, also with their article: "Medical Properties Trust, Inc".

Advisors Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust Inc (MPW) by 1478.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Covalent Partners Llc bought 155,702 shares as the company's stock declined 0.60% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 252,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.31 million, down from 299,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Honeywell International Inc who had been investing in Medical Pptys Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.66 billion market cap company. The stock ended last trade at 12.46 a share and the price is up more than -9.58% so far this year.

To put it in perspective, the average dividend yield of all S&P 500 companies right now is just 1.8%. Medical Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $11.82 and a 12-month high of $14.22.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. It has underperformed by 21.19% the S&P500. Its down 0.63, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. 50 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. Swiss Fincl Bank invested in 0.01% or 608,800 shares. Swiss Retail Bank has invested 0.01% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Corp holds 0.06% or 180,708 shares in its portfolio. Cibc World owns 150,350 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0% in RPM International Inc. Wells Fargo & Company Mn stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Investors Title Company (NASDAQ:ITIC). (NYSE:MPW). 769 are owned by Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company. Tompkins Fin Corp, New York-based fund reported 120 shares. State Common Retirement Fund invested 0% of its portfolio in Investors Title Company (NASDAQ:ITIC). Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc reported 1,260 shares stake. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 17.93% or $0.26 from last year's $1.45 per share. 250 are owned by Pnc Financial Svcs Gru. AXA now owns 711,730 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $9,345,000 after acquiring an additional 98,112 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein LP reported 0.02% stake.

The Chairman - President & CEO of Medical Properties Trust Inc, Edward Aldag, has just unloaded - 489,971 shares of the company he's leading and supervising - coming to a cumulative sell value of $6,068,418 United States dollars (this based on average share price of $12.4). Therefore 36% are positive. Validus Holdings had 20 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:MPW) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, December 15 by JP Morgan. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 41.12% and a return on equity of 7.85%. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of RPM in report on Tuesday, August 22 with "Hold" rating. Jefferies downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. Rosenblatt upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Thursday, February 8.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, Chairman Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 489,971 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26 with "Neutral". Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $16 target. Jefferies upgraded the shares of MPW in report on Friday, April 7 to "Buy" rating. (NYSE:MPW) rating on Friday, June 9. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by JMP Securities on Friday, July 1. Its down 0.95, from 2.18 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 38 investors sold MPW shares while 89 reduced holdings.

Virtus Fund Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 291.21 million shares or 2.54% less from 298.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Asset One Com Limited has 766,919 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

WARNING: "FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Medical Properties Trust, Inc". New Amsterdam Prtn Ltd Liability Com Ny invested 1.03% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has declined 4.49% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. Hancock Holdings reported 832,517 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 26.5% in the second quarter. Evergreen Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Company owns 0.41% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Wright holds 49,493 shares. (NYSE:MPW) now has a Weekly Volatility of 3.37% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 2.65% percent. Georgia-based Vident Inv Advisory Lc has invested 0.01% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Medical Properties Trust now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $14.33. (NYSE:MPW). Falcon Point Capital Ltd Llc has invested 1.95% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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