Press coverage about Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Medical Properties Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8543309067463 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE MPW) opened at $13.61 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $4,970.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.58, a P/E/G ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.95. Medical Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $11.57 and a 12 month high of $14.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a current ratio of 2.55.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 39.95% and a return on equity of 7.36%. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.30 earnings per share. analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust will post 1.32 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 126.32%.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on MPW shares. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.18.

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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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