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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MPW. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying a possible profit 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. That number becomes -1.52 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MPW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 59.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. MPW has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MPW hit 15.82 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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.