Analyst's Viewpoints: Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s (MPW)

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust.

Capital Impact Advisors LLC increased its position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of MPW. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 5.4% in the third quarter. The number of shares now owned by investors are 320.94 mln. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 9,000 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 166.0% in the third quarter. If the market is performing well and the stock is over-valued, MPW might be a good investment at this point but if the market is dropping down, you might not consider buying the stock. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in Corporate Office Properties Trust by 186.3% in the second quarter. WESPAC Advisors LLC now owns 45,425 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $671,000 after buying an additional 10,095 shares in the last quarter. The stock's 52-week range is $11.54 - $15.91.

MPW has a 1-year high price of $ 15.07 and 1-year low price of $11.10. Pinnacle Assocs owns 0% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. The stock's market capitalization is 4.51B. The stock is now trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 7.12%.

According to sentiments of 5 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $158.2M for the current quarter. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 41.59%. The business had revenue of $153.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.13 million. The firm's revenue was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 16th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 28th.

11/09/2015 - Medical Properties Trust, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital.

The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $0.96 and an annual Dividend Yield of 6.91 Percent.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Envestnet Asset Management Inc". Has $241,000 Stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright & trademark law. "(MPW) Shares Bought by Brookfield Asset Management Inc." was originally reported by BBNS and is the property of of BBNS. The company is set at a mean analysts' recommendation of 2.80. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 12 by Jefferies.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.43 on May 22nd" was first published by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. Zacks Investment Research raised Medical Properties Trust from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Thursday, March 9th. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $14.11. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 0.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). It opened the session with a $58.83 price tag, later ranging from $58.44 to $59.05, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. Community Savings Bank Na reported 0% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

The stock's price switched up 8.27% 20-Days Simple Moving Average, added 10.08% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and rose 7.05% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average.

In related news, Director William G. Mckenzie sold 41,270 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 8th. Aldag Edward K JR sold $3.85 million worth of stock or 301,845 shares. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Fund Advisors, which owns 3,948,769 shares of the stock are valued at $87.7 million. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 9,554 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 130 shares in the last quarter.

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