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 most optimistic price target was 16, implying potential capital gains of 23.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 11.5, implying a possible loss of -11.54 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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 decreased their estimates.

MPW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 59.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MPW has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

MPW has a 52-week high of 15.82 and a 52-week low of 11.54. Currently the stock is 12.65 percent higher than its low, and 17.83 percent lower than its 52-week 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.