Medical Properties Trust Inc

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 5,600 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. WFG Advisors LP now owns 7,642 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $160,000 after buying an additional 3,432 shares during the period. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the first quarter valued at about $141,000. WFG Advisors LP increased its position in Government Properties Income Trust by 81.5% in the first quarter. The firm owned 39,200 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 10,200 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Government Properties Income Trust during the first quarter valued at approximately $127,000.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. The stock appeared $24.61 above its 52-week highs and is down -0.28% for the last five trades. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.49 million shares. The company has a market capitalization of $1.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.05 and a beta of 1.04. The stock volatility for week was 2.99% while for month was 2.17%.The stock, as of last close, traded 2.76% to its 52 week low and was changed -27.51% from its 52 week high. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $12.96 and a 200 day moving average of $13.05.

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.33. The business had revenue of $156.40 million during 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%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.08 with next year's EPS projected to be $0.28. Analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.48%. Government Properties Income Trust's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -76.11%.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece was originally published by Markets Daily and is the property of of Markets Daily. "(NYSE:MPW) to Hold" was first posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide copyright & trademark legislation.


More news: Adam Gase Says Matt Moore Is Dolphins' Starting Quarterback 'Right Now'

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. BidaskClub upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th.

09/24/2014 - Government Properties Income Trust was downgraded to " by analysts at Zacks. Stifel Nicolaus restated a "hold" rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "sell" rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.50 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). FBR & Co reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $23.00 price objective (down previously from $25.00) on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a report on Wednesday, July 5th.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total transaction of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Institutional investors own 78.58% of the company's stock.

According to Zacks, "Medical Properties Trust, 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". 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.

Like this



05 August 2017
China, Russia expected to back North Korea sanctions at UN
Also, North Korean vessels that violate U.N. resolutions would be banned from entering all U.N. member nations. Typically, they agree sanctions on North Korea before formally involving other council members.

05 August 2017
American, Canadian deported ahead of Kenya vote
A campaign data company says a Canadian working on the opposition party's campaign was detained in Kenya and is facing deportation.

05 August 2017
Mo Farah Wins 10000m Gold Medal at IAAF World Championships
One thing is certain: Farah's opponents will need to change their tactics from recent years and not leave it until the final lap. He tried one last surge, but ended up sixth. "To have my family on the track is very special".

05 August 2017
Pittsburgh Pirates Acquire Sean Rodriguez from Braves for Connor Joe
Rodriguez played for the Pirates in 2015 and 2016, and last season was the best of his 10-year Major League Baseball career. In that time, he slashed.162/.326/.351 with two homers and three RBI in 47 plate appearances.

05 August 2017
Orioles turn triple play against Tigers
His pitch count jumped again, a big reason he lasted only those five innings, something that's been an issue for Miley all season. NOTES: LF Trey Mancini sat out due to a sore left kneecap. "You keep waiting for him", Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.

05 August 2017
La majorité crie déjà victoire — Législatives au Sénégal
Khalifa Sall - maire de Dakar devenu député en prison - ainsi que ses proches ont fait de Dakar leur fief, leur base. Il revient cependant aux différents électeurs de prendre leur mal en patience.

05 August 2017
4 children missing from West Lafayette
A statewide Amber Alert in IN for four children who were believed to have been abducted was canceled Saturday morning. That's when DCS contacted West Lafayette Police, and asked for the Amber Alert.

05 August 2017
USA troops on ground in Yemen for offensive against al-Qaida militants
The small number of troops are there to help with "intelligence sharing", Pentagon spokesman Capt. Airstrikes by USA drones and manned aircraft against the militant group are frequent.

05 August 2017
Democratic AGs Likely to Sue If Trump Cuts Off Obamacare Subsidies
If Trump makes good on his threat, experts estimate that premiums for a standard "silver" plan would increase by about 19 percent. All these attorneys general are elected Democrats, except Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, was was appointed by Democratic Gov.

05 August 2017
Did Mo Farah 'rob' Kenyans of victory in London?
I just had to stay strong, believe in myself and think, "I didn't work for nothing, I'm not losing in my home town". The last time he was not in that position was at the 2011 world championships.