Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Given "Buy" Rating at B. Riley

(NYSE:MPW) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. It improved, as 19 investors sold MPW shares while 71 reduced holdings. It also reduced Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 29,425 shares and now owns 1.32 million shares.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 4 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Medical Properties Trust Inc.as 204.72 Million. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.57, for a total transaction of $125,700.00.

Altfest L J & Company Inc decreased Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 33,287 shares to 49,457 valued at $1.55 million in 2017Q2. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The company has a quick ratio of 2.55, a current ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. As of the end of the quarter Amalgamated Bank had disposed of a total of 1,874 shares trimming its position 2.6%. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 8,526 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 129 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors Lp acquired 35,835 shares as Medical Pptys Trust Inc (MPW)'s stock declined 0.60%. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,653,360 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $21,311,000 after purchasing an additional 332,602 shares in the last quarter.

As of the end of the quarter Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. had sold 7,101 shares trimming its holdings by 6.7%. On Tuesday, December 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to "Underperform". Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 18.6% during the second quarter. Finally, Balyasny Asset Management LLC increased its position in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 2,239.1% during the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 4,320,798 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $55,608,000 after buying an additional 3,822,244 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.73% of the company's stock.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. LSV Asset Management increased its position in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 11.4% during the second quarter. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 25.

November 3 investment analysts at SunTrust Banks maintained a company rating of "Buy" targeting a price of $15.00. (NYSE:MPW). Pnc Financial Service Grp has invested 0% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. On July 28 Stifel Nicolaus left the stock rating at "Hold" projecting a price of $13.00. BidaskClub lowered Senior Housing Properties Trust from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $12.30 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.91. It has outperformed by 0.28% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $4.64B company.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $266.68 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $266.23 million.

The stock of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) is a huge mover today! The business's revenue for the quarter was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust will post $0.95 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.41%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 20th. The New Jersey-based Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.06% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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