Medical Properties Trust (MPW) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Medical Properties Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.3319631135507 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) opened at 13.01 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $4.55 billion, a PE ratio of 15.90 and a beta of 0.88. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $12.90 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.02. Medical Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $11.54 and a 12-month high of $15.34.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The business had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.08 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.32 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 115.66%.

MPW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.10.

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Medical Properties Trust Company Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United States and selectively in foreign jurisdictions. 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.

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