Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) stock is presently standing at about $12.34 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. The median one-year price target of 11 analysts covering the company is $13.50, which suggests the stock could still rise over 9 percent. The highest analyst price target is $16.00, which implies a rally of 70 percent. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 3 are rating the stock a buy while 0 rate MPW a strong buy. There are 8 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 1 consider it Sell.

Robert W. Baird analysts provided their view on Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) recently. The rating firm issued a Outperform rating to this company in a research note released on Mar 10, 2017. Wells Fargo analysts disclosed their opinion on Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) recently. The rating firm gave a Underperform rating to this stock in a research note published on Dec 13, 2016. According to a research note disclosed on Jul 01, 2016, analysts at JMP Securities have lowered their rating on these shares from Mkt Outperform to Mkt Perform.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Transactions Roundup

Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Its Director McKenzie William G sold 41,270 company shares for 514220, in a transaction on 2017-03-08. Following the transaction, the Director is left with a stake of 42,189 shares, currently valued at $520612. Meanwhile, VP, Controller, and CAO Hanna James Kevin sold 10,000 shares worth $125700, through a transaction dated 2017-01-04. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider is left with a stake of 87,343 shares, amounting $1077812.62. MPW Director DAWSON G STEVEN also sold 10,000 shares, at a stock price of $15.36. This transaction occurred on 2016-08-19 totals $153600. After this transaction, the insider’s stake stands at 67,729 shares, with a market value of $835776.

Executives hold 1.53 percent of the stock. Edward K. Aldag,Jr is one of the biggest insider owners in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The insider owns 2,286,213 shares which have current market value of around $28211868.42.R. Steven Hamner is another major inside shareholder in the company. The insider owns 1,135,495 shares as of 0.35%, currently worth $14012008.3. Emmett E. Mclean is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. This insider holds 867,169 shares with a market value around $10700865.46 as of recent close.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Earnings Outlook

In Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)’s latest quarter, EPS moved to $N/A from $N/A in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $153.28M compared to $126.56M. Analysts had expected Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to post net income of about $N/A per share on $151.13M in revenue. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $0.21 to $0.25. That is compared with the $N/A in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago.