Wall Street analysts expect Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to report sales of $171.72 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Medical Properties Trust’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $166.81 million and the highest estimate coming in at $175.36 million. Medical Properties Trust reported sales of $126.56 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 35.7%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, November 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust will report full-year sales of $171.72 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $681.10 million to $695.07 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $826.95 million per share, with estimates ranging from $785.91 million to $850.22 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Medical Properties Trust.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, meeting the 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 quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.32 earnings per share. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis.

MPW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG lifted 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. Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. JMP Securities raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, July 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.10.

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Medical Properties Trust (MPW) opened at 13.04 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust has a 1-year low of $11.54 and a 1-year high of $15.04. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $13.11 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.10. The stock has a market cap of $4.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.94 and a beta of 0.88.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.36%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 115.66%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BB&T Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 31,541 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $405,000 after acquiring an additional 102 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 27,554 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $355,000 after acquiring an additional 185 shares during the last quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc. now owns 12,824 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $165,000 after acquiring an additional 216 shares during the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $343,000 after acquiring an additional 233 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 29,830 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $384,000 after acquiring an additional 290 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.69% of the company’s stock.

About Medical Properties Trust

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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