Analysts See $0.36 EPS for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW); Willscot (WSC) Sellers Increased By 4.86% Their Shorts

April 16, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Willscot Corporation (NASDAQ:WSC) had an increase of 4.86% in short interest. WSC’s SI was 2.55 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 4.86% from 2.43 million shares previously. With 69,900 avg volume, 36 days are for Willscot Corporation (NASDAQ:WSC)’s short sellers to cover WSC’s short positions. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $13.65. About 7,060 shares traded. WillScot Corporation (NASDAQ:WSC) has risen 32.66% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.11% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) to report $0.36 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 9.09% from last quarter’s $0.33 EPS. MPW’s profit would be $131.36 million giving it 8.76 P/E if the $0.36 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Medical Properties Trust, Inc.’s analysts see -2.70% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $12.62. About 369,183 shares traded. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has declined 1.18% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.73% the S&P500.

WillScot Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various specialty rental services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $1.27 billion. It is involved in the leasing and sale of mobile offices, modular buildings, and storage products. It currently has negative earnings. The company's products include single mobile and sales office units, multi-unit office complexes, classrooms, ground-level and stackable steel-frame office units, and other specialty units and shipping containers for portable storage solutions.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $7.53 million activity. Aldag Edward K JR sold $1.46 million worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) on Tuesday, March 27.

Among 14 analysts covering Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Medical Properties Trust had 35 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, January 5. As per Sunday, October 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $15 target in Friday, April 7 report. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, November 7. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Friday, December 16 to “Underweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 12. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 24 with “Buy”. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities given on Monday, July 17. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. The company has market cap of $4.61 billion. MPT??s financing model allows hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their underlying real estate in order to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades, staff additions and new construction. It has a 15.39 P/E ratio. Facilities include acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and other medical and surgical facilities.

Investors sentiment is 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 20 investors sold Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares while 105 reduced holdings. only 47 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 286.05 million shares or 1.77% less from 291.21 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Balasa Dinverno And Foltz Ltd, a Illinois-based fund reported 11,230 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 170,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Illinois-based Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Northpointe Ltd Liability Co holds 238,825 shares. Garrison Bradford Assocs holds 0.14% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) or 12,000 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 19,282 shares. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Aperio Limited Liability Co accumulated 318,944 shares. Blair William & Il invested in 11,114 shares or 0% of the stock. Van Hulzen Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.21% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Oakbrook Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 15,350 shares in its portfolio. Connable Office Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) for 15,434 shares. 1.21 million are held by Nuveen Asset Mgmt Lc. Acg Wealth, a Georgia-based fund reported 22,059 shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Gru Limited Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 4,319 shares.

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