Analyst Ratings for Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for MPW last month.

16 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave MPW a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for MPW by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 16, implying potential capital gains of 23.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 11.5, implying potential capital losses of -11.54 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.52 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.39 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MPW to grow at a rate of 59.75 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MPW is 0.26.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MPW hit 15.82 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 11.54. Today's price is 12.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 17.83 percent below the high. MPW has a price/earnings ratio of 15.48. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MPW value stock report compares MPW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MPW is $4.72 billion. MPW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.