Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) registered a 1.59% increase, still its new closing price is 39.51% up from the company’s 1 year high of 15.37.It posted -2.08% losses in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 8 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 3 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 1 buy or better ratings. The 14 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $13.50, with individual PT in the $11.50-$17.00 range. The shares moved at $12.74, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 22.81% in twelve months time.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 3.58% rise year to date. A VP, Controller, and CAO at Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Wednesday January 04, 2017. Hanna James Kevin sold 10,000 shares in the company at $12.57 each and collected $125,001 in proceeds. Hanna James Kevin now owns 87,343 shares in the company after this transaction. A Director in the company, DAWSON G STEVEN, disclosed a transaction on Friday August 19, 2016 that ended up generating $153,001 from the sale of 10,000 shares at $15.36 per share.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Upcoming Results on Tap

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.34 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $156.24 million.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $126.56 million in revenue and EPS of $0.30. The mean forecast was for $120.74 million and $0.30 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $126.3 million, with earnings at $0.32/share.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Brokerage Update

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) is in Wells Fargo’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform by Wells Fargo, according to news reported on Tuesday December 13, 2016.Another important research note was issued by JMP Securities on Friday July 01, 2016.The firm downgraded MPW to Mkt Perform from Mkt Outperform. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW), have changed -13.67% and -0.72%, respectively.