Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.22

News stories about Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Medical Properties Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7338852971606 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) opened at 12.99 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $13.20 and its 200 day moving average is $12.96. The stock has a market cap of $4.17 billion, a PE ratio of 15.59 and a beta of 0.89. Medical Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $11.54 and a 12 month high of $15.91.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33. The company had revenue of $156.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $156.91 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 41.79% and a return on equity of 7.94%. The firm’s revenue was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.35 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust will post $0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th were paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 114.29%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.20.

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In related news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total value of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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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