Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) Receives a Higher Rating From Wells Fargo. Will Other Analysts Follow Suit?

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.18, from 1.31 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 31 investors sold Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares while 94 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 268.19 million shares or 1.30% less from 271.73 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported.

Stratos Wealth Prtn Limited stated it has 0.01% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Virginia-based Thompson Davis Co has invested 0.02% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). New Amsterdam Ptnrs Llc Ny invested in 154,952 shares. Swiss Comml Bank holds 633,800 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas invested in 0% or 42,961 shares. 695,858 were reported by Guardian Limited Partnership. Optimum reported 20,601 shares stake. Capital Ok reported 631,422 shares stake. Brinker Cap holds 0.02% or 44,890 shares. Guggenheim Capital holds 0.02% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) or 186,047 shares. 187,394 are owned by Mason Street Advsrs Ltd. 14,011 were reported by Cibc Asset Inc. Cwm Limited Com invested 0% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Profund Advsr Ltd Liability Com owns 57,262 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Putnam Lc holds 38,127 shares.

Since August 17, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $3.58 million activity. Stewart Michael G also sold $175,212 worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) on Friday, October 12. $722,631 worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) was sold by Aldag Edward K JR. On Friday, August 17 the insider Hanna James Kevin sold $222,600.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) Stock Upgrade

Shares of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) were boosted by research professionals from Wells Fargo from a Underperform rating to a much more attractive Market Perform rating in an analyst report sent to investors on Tuesday, 11 December. Wells Fargo from today has a $17.5 target price per share on shares, and their target price per share would indicate a possible upside of 2.82 %.

The stock increased 0.24% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $17.02. About 5.07M shares traded or 79.98% up from the average. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has risen 25.59% since December 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.31 earnings per share, down 16.22 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.37 per share. MPW’s profit will be $113.16M for 13.73 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual earnings per share reported by Medical Properties Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.43 % negative EPS growth.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.21 billion. It acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. It has a 6.18 P/E ratio. The firm also provides mortgage loans to healthcare operators, as well as working capital and other term loans to its tenants/borrowers.

More notable recent Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) news were published by: which released: “Should Medical Properties Trust Be Your Favorite REIT? – Seeking Alpha” on August 09, 2018, also with their article: “Medical Properties Trust: The Debt Is Heavy, But The Profits Are Sound – Seeking Alpha” published on May 27, 2018, published: “Acorda down 12% on Goldman cut in premarket analyst action – Seeking Alpha” on December 11, 2018. More interesting news about Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) were released by: and their article: “Should You Still Buy This 6.9%-Yielding Hospital REIT? – Seeking Alpha” published on July 10, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “I See No ‘Wow Factor’ With Medical Properties Trust – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 02, 2018.

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