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.

MPW was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying potential capital gains of 23.08 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 11.5, which equates to a potential downside of -11.54 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MPW is 0.26.

MPW has traded between a high of 15.82 and a low of 11.54 over the past year. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.