Ownership Action to Note: 1.9 is Medical Properties Trust Inc’s (NYSE:MPW) Institutional Investor Sentiment

November 30, 2016 - By Marie Mckinney   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Action to Note: 1.9 is Medical Properties Trust Inc's (NYSE:MPW) Institutional Investor Sentiment

Sentiment for Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW)

Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) institutional sentiment increased to 1.9 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.72, from 1.18 in 2016Q1. The ratio is more positive, as 136 active investment managers increased or started new stock positions, while 115 reduced and sold their stakes in Medical Properties Trust Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 192.58 million shares, up from 189.84 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Medical Properties Trust Inc in their top 10 stock positions increased from 3 to 7 for an increase of 4. Sold All: 23 Reduced: 92 Increased: 87 New Position: 49.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust focused on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities. The company has a market cap of $3.83 billion. It conducts all of its business through MPT Operating Partnership, L.P. It has a 12 P/E ratio. It acquires and develops healthcare facilities and leases the facilities to healthcare operating companies under long-term net leases.

About 4.81 million shares traded hands. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has declined 10.24% since April 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.47% the S&P500.

Analysts await Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.30 EPS, down 14.29% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.35 per share. MPW’s profit will be $96.15M for 9.96 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual EPS reported by Medical Properties Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

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.”

Lvm Capital Management Ltd Mi holds 3.18% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. for 723,020 shares. Cardinal Capital Management Llc Ct owns 4.05 million shares or 3.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Macroview Investment Management Llc has 2.42% invested in the company for 35,919 shares. The Tennessee-based Barnett & Company Inc. has invested 2.35% in the stock. Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd, a Michigan-based fund reported 485,738 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.67 million net activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 38% of Medical Properties Trust’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Medical Properties Trust, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $12.50 while the high is $15. The stock’s average target of $13.58 is 13.64% above today’s ($11.95) share price. MPW was included in 11 notes of analysts from September 17, 2015. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, November 7 with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 1 by JMP Securities. The company was initiated on Tuesday, May 24 by Suntrust Robinson. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MPW in a report on Monday, November 9 with “Outperform” rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, August 25 by BTIG Research. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, July 22. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 12 by Jefferies.

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.

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. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.23 …” on November 10, 2016.

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