Cantor Fitzgerald Equities Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:MRT)

MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:MRT) – Cantor Fitzgerald lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for MedEquities Realty Trust in a report issued on Tuesday, May 22nd, according to Zacks Investment Research. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst J. France now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $1.19 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.21. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a “Buy” rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for MedEquities Realty Trust’s FY2019 earnings at $1.26 EPS.

Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on MRT. JMP Securities set a $13.00 price objective on MedEquities Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. B. Riley set a $13.00 target price on MedEquities Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. ValuEngine raised MedEquities Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and issued a $11.00 target price (down from $12.00) on shares of MedEquities Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, KeyCorp dropped their target price on MedEquities Realty Trust from $13.00 to $12.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. MedEquities Realty Trust currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.25.

MedEquities Realty Trust traded up $0.02, hitting $10.31, during mid-day trading on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 95,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 153,437. The company has a market cap of $326.84 million, a P/E ratio of 9.03 and a beta of -0.12. MedEquities Realty Trust has a 52-week low of $9.67 and a 52-week high of $13.06.

MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE:MRT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The financial services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.14). The business had revenue of $16.72 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.41 million. MedEquities Realty Trust had a return on equity of 6.17% and a net margin of 34.63%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.15%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 21st. MedEquities Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 73.68%.

In other news, Director Bluemountain Capital Managemen sold 17,674 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.16, for a total transaction of $179,567.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. In the last three months, insiders have sold 363,688 shares of company stock worth $3,756,271. 3.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of MRT. LSV Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $103,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $120,000. Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 252.2% during the 1st quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 16,016 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $168,000 after acquiring an additional 11,469 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 221.9% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 19,898 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $210,000 after acquiring an additional 13,717 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG increased its holdings in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 52.3% during the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 23,234 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $244,000 after acquiring an additional 7,978 shares during the last quarter. 93.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About MedEquities Realty Trust

MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT) is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust that invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investments. The Company's management team has extensive industry experience in acquiring, owning, developing, financing, operating, leasing and monetizing many types of healthcare properties and portfolios.

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