Today’s Market Runner: Is Medical Properties Trust, Inc.’s Fuel For Real? The Stock Just Increased Again

Today's Market Runner: Is Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s Fuel For Real? The Stock Just Increased Again

The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) is a huge mover today! Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has risen 16.17% since March 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.83% the S&P500.
The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $3.45B company. It was reported on Oct, 6 by Barchart.com. We have $21.74 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:MPW worth $1.86B more.

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 $75.74 million for 11.39 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 company was initiated on Tuesday, May 24 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Jefferies. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) earned “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, August 25. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Deutsche Bank. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $15 target price in Monday, November 9 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 1 by JMP Securities.

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 2016 Q2. 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.
Aqr Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp last reported 200,470 shares in the company. The Ohio-based Huntington Financial Bank has invested 0% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 0% or 30,370 shares. Hgk Asset Mgmt Inc accumulated 27,430 shares or 0.06% of the stock. The New York-based Fincl Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation has invested 0.01% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Moreover, Lvm Limited Mi has 3.18% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) for 723,020 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Ltd Company accumulated 0.06% or 175,651 shares. Axa has 466,579 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. American Gp holds 0% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) for 589,474 shares. Vanguard Grp owns 36.09 million shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Putnam Invests Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 70,199 shares in its portfolio. Kempen Mgmt Nv has 0.13% invested in the company for 73,799 shares. Schnieders Mgmt Ltd has 1.63% invested in the company for 192,300 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Stevens Cap Management L P has invested 0.01% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Daiwa accumulated 0% or 8,500 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since April 11, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $5.72 million net activity. 155,000 Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) shares with value of $2.04M were sold by HAMNER R STEVEN. $733,500 worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) shares were sold by McLean Emmett E. 50,000 shares with value of $776,000 were sold by Aldag Edward K JR on Tuesday, August 9. KELLETT SHERRY A also sold $347,040 worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) shares. Shares for $153,600 were sold by DAWSON G STEVEN.

More recent Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Completes $1.25 Billion Investment in Nine …” on October 03, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Steward Receives $1.25 Billion Investment from Medical Properties Trust …” on September 26, 2016. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Form 8-K MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST For: Oct 03 Filed by: MPT Operating …” with publication date: October 06, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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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