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 highest price target was 16, which equates to a potential upside of 23.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 11.5, implying a possible loss 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.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.39 percent in FY estimates.

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. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 last 52-weeks, MPW has achieved a high of 15.82 and a low of 11.54. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.65 percent, and below the high by 17.83 percent. MPW has a P/E 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.