Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot

Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot

The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 2.35% or $0.35 on September 30, hitting $14.77. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has risen 27.66% since February 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.23% the S&P500.
The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $3.61 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 1 by Barchart.com. We have $13.88 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:MPW worth $216.60 million less.

Analysts await Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to report earnings on November, 3. They expect $0.31 EPS, down 3.13% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.32 per share. MPW’s profit will be $75.77 million for 11.91 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.32 actual EPS reported by Medical Properties Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.13% negative EPS growth.

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

Out of 6 analysts covering Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. Medical Properties Trust has been the topic of 9 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Jefferies. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) earned “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, May 24. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, July 22. The rating was initiated by BTIG Research with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 25. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 9 by RBC Capital Markets. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, July 1 report.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. These facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, regional and community hospitals, women’s and children’s hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, and other single-discipline healthcare facilities, such as heart hospitals, orthopedic hospitals and cancer centers.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.06, from 1.24 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 23 funds sold all Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares owned while 92 reduced positions. 49 funds bought stakes while 87 increased positions. They now own 192.58 million shares or 1.44% more from 189.84 million shares in 2016Q1.
Finemark Commercial Bank Tru owns 2,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 66,329 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd owns 27,932 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can holds 156,486 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Evergreen Capital Management Ltd Liability has 11,450 shares for 0.04% of their US portfolio. Lvm Mgmt Mi, a Michigan-based fund reported 723,020 shares. Architects accumulated 0% or 1,090 shares. Rothschild Asset Mngmt Inc holds 833,615 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. The Rhode Island-based Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.03% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Credit Agricole S A holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) for 107,530 shares. Victory Cap Management Incorporated, a Ohio-based fund reported 2.82 million shares. Utd Capital Advisers Limited Liability Co holds 316,305 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Telemus Cap Limited Liability Company has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Macroview Management has 35,919 shares for 2.42% of their US portfolio. Stifel has invested 0% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW).

Insider Transactions: Since April 11, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $5.72 million net activity. 68,000 shares were sold by HAMNER R STEVEN, worth $1.00M. KELLETT SHERRY A also sold $347,040 worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) on Thursday, May 26. Aldag Edward K JR sold $776,000 worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) on Tuesday, August 9. McLean Emmett E had sold 50,000 shares worth $663,500. 10,000 shares were sold by DAWSON G STEVEN, worth $153,600 on Friday, August 19.

Another recent and important Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Medical Properties Trust, Inc. to Invest $1.25 Billion in Nine Acute Care …” on September 26, 2016.

MPW Company Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc., incorporated on August 27, 2003, is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities. The Firm conducts all of its business through MPT Operating Partnership, L.P. The Firm acquires and develops healthcare facilities, and leases the facilities to healthcare operating companies under long-term net leases. The Firm also makes mortgage loans to healthcare operators collateralized by their real estate assets. In addition, the Company makes loans to certain of its operators through its taxable REIT subsidiaries.

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