$0.32 EPS Expected for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

October 8, 2017 - By Richard Conner

 $0.32 EPS Expected for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)
Investors sentiment increased to 2.18 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.93, from 1.25 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 19 investors sold Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares while 71 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 298.80 million shares or 6.29% more from 281.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Assetmark reported 0% stake. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Llc owns 4.78M shares or 0.39% of their US portfolio. Westpac Bk reported 219,969 shares stake. Diligent Ltd Liability stated it has 0.12% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.03% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 0.15% or 173,280 shares. 443,619 were reported by Voya Investment Management Lc. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% or 749,033 shares in its portfolio. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Llc accumulated 0.06% or 177,811 shares. Clinton Gru holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) for 16,107 shares. North Star Investment Management invested in 0% or 500 shares. Telemus Limited Liability reported 77,250 shares. Kennedy Inc has 0.3% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Group Inc One Trading Lp has 6,089 shares. Ent Financial Service, Missouri-based fund reported 594 shares.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.14 million activity.

Investors wait Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to report on November, 2. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.32 EPS, up $0.02 or 6.67 % from last year’s $0.3 same quarter earnings. This translates into $116.48M profit for MPW giving the stock a 10.20 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.32 EPS is accurate. Medical Properties Trust, Inc.’s Wall Street analysts see 0.00 % EPS growth, taking into account the $0.32 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.13 on October 6, reaching $13.05. About 1.25 million shares traded. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has declined 4.49% since October 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.19% the S&P500.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Medical Properties Trust had 25 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 1 by JMP Securities. The company was upgraded on Friday, April 7 by Jefferies. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 15 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, June 22. JP Morgan downgraded Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) on Friday, December 16 to “Underweight” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 12 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 22 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, December 13. On Monday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 24.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $4.75 billion. The Firm focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United States and selectively in foreign jurisdictions. It has a 15.57 P/E ratio. 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.

More news for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September …” on September 12, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Medical Properties Trust (MPW) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA” and published on September 22, 2017 is yet another important article.

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