Stock for Your Case: Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW)

(MPW) a rating of 2.92 on a scale of 1 to 5. Latest closing price was 0.07% above its 50-day moving average and 0.58% above its 200-day moving average.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on MPW. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust during the third quarter valued at about $117,000.

According to Yahoo Finance, the price target for the company which analysts are aiming is 16. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th. Gross Margin percentage stands at 99.5% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is 63.1 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is 41.5 Percent. Hospitality Properties Trust has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $33.10. The stock was trading on below-average volume. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.57, for a total transaction of $125,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. The stock traded at a volume of 3.52 million shares. The Company owns approximately 300 hotels with over 45,860 rooms or suites, and approximately 190 travel centers. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 35.3% in the third quarter. While the actual EPS the company reported in the same quarter previous year was 0.24/share. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. boosted its position in shares of Hospitality Properties Trust by 14.2% in the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 9,000 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter.

Analysts estimated $0.2/share for the previous Quarter, where Medical Properties Trust Inc.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust. The stock opened for trading at $31.14 and hit $31.51 on the upside, eventually ending the session at $31.31, with a gain of 0.9% or 0.28 points. The firm's 50-day moving average is $12.88 and its 200-day moving average is $13.19.

The 11 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Medical Properties Trust Inc have a median target of 13.50, with a high estimate of 16.00 and a low estimate of 12.00.

Hospitality Properties Trust Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Mar 1, 2017.

For the Current Quarter, 5 analysts are projecting the mean EPS to be $0.25/share. The Return on Assets stands at 3.8%, Return on Equity shows 8.4% and Return on Investment value is 5.7%. The firm earned $479.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $492.36 million. (MPW)'s shares have the potential to reach a high EPS of 0.24 per share, and a low EPS of 0.21 per share in the current quarter.

Shares of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) dropped -0.93% to $20.21. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 19th. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.52%. Hospitality Properties Trust's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 196.16%.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities.