Medical Properties Trust (MPW) to pay $0.25 on Apr 11, 2019; W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Covered By 1 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) is expected to pay $0.25 on Apr 11, 2019. (NYSE:MPW) shareholders before Mar 13, 2019 will receive the $0.25 dividend. Medical Properties Trust Inc’s current price of $18.49 translates into 1.35% yield. Medical Properties Trust Inc’s dividend has Mar 14, 2019 as record date. Feb 14, 2019 is the announcement. The stock increased 2.49% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $18.49. About 3.71 million shares traded or 1.90% up from the average. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has risen 46.21% since March 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.84% the S&P500. Some Historical MPW News: 03/05/2018 – Medical Properties Trust Sees FY18 Normalized FFO/Shr $1.42-$1.46; 30/05/2018 – MEDICAL PROPERTIES TO SELL EQUITY INVESTMENT IN ERNEST HEALTH; 03/05/2018 – MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC QTRLY SHR $0.25; 30/05/2018 – MEDICAL PROPERTIES SEES PROCEEDS $175M; 03/05/2018 – Medical Properties Trust 1Q Normalized FFO/Shr 36c; 03/05/2018 – Medical Properties Trust Sees FY18 EPS $1-EPS $1.04; 30/05/2018 – MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC – CERTAIN MEMBERS OF ERNEST MANAGEMENT ALSO AGREED TO SELL REMAINING ERNEST INTERESTS TO OEP; 30/05/2018 – MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC – PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO REDUCE BORROWINGS UNDER MPT’S REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY; 03/05/2018 – MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC – COMPANY REAFFIRMS ITS NFFO ESTIMATES FOR 2018; 03/05/2018 – Medical Properties Trust 1Q Rev $205M

Among 3 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. W.W. Grainger has $330 highest and $325 lowest target. $327.50’s average target is 11.02% above currents $294.99 stock price. W.W. Grainger had 3 analyst reports since October 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, January 15. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 17. See W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) latest ratings:

15/01/2019 Broker: Macquarie Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
11/12/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Neutral New Target: $325 Initiates Coverage On
17/10/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $332 New Target: $330 Maintain

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 $7.05 billion. MPT's financing model helps facilitate acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations. It has a 6.7 P/E ratio. Facilities include acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and other medical and surgical facilities.

Among 4 analysts covering Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Medical Properties Trust has $23 highest and $17.5 lowest target. $19.88’s average target is 7.52% above currents $18.49 stock price. Medical Properties Trust had 4 analyst reports since December 11, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, March 5. Jefferies upgraded Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) rating on Wednesday, February 13. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $23 target. JMP Securities maintained the shares of MPW in report on Tuesday, February 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, December 11 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.35, from 1.13 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 20 investors sold Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares while 99 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 283.65 million shares or 5.76% more from 268.19 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 249,136 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Lsv Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Element Cap Limited holds 0.01% or 13,236 shares. 4.66 million were accumulated by Geode Management Ltd Co. Cap Directions Advsr Ltd Liability stated it has 252 shares. State Street stated it has 11.51M shares. Moreover, Barnett has 0.97% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Limited Liability Partnership Ma accumulated 1,300 shares or 0% of the stock. Bb&T Limited Co holds 16,136 shares. Oklahoma-based Cap Advsrs Ok has invested 0.69% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Campbell And Co Invest Adviser Ltd Com accumulated 22,502 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md invested in 97,448 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Teachers Annuity Association Of America has 0.62% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Moreover, Essex Investment Co Lc has 0.18% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Moreover, Amalgamated Natl Bank has 0.03% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW).

Since October 12, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $2.20 million activity. The insider Hanna James Kevin sold $330,660. 5,800 shares valued at $100,862 were sold by Stewart Michael G on Tuesday, December 4. McLean Emmett E also sold $870,000 worth of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) on Tuesday, December 4. 43,065 Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) shares with value of $722,631 were sold by Aldag Edward K JR.

More notable recent Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “4 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 4% – Nasdaq” on March 10, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 13, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 13, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “#1 Healthcare Investment – 6.8% Yield And 25% Upside – Seeking Alpha” on September 26, 2018. More interesting news about Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Medical Properties Trust: Wait For A Drop Before Buying This 5.9%-Yielding Healthcare REIT – Seeking Alpha” published on December 13, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Medical Properties Trust 2018 NFFO guidance falls short of consensus – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 01, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 73 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 189 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 46.01 million shares or 10.63% more from 41.59 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust holds 0.07% or 218,715 shares in its portfolio. Atria Invests owns 0.02% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,676 shares. Hudock Group Inc Lc reported 106 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Oppenheimer & Co Inc holds 0.01% or 1,417 shares in its portfolio. Two Sigma Lc, a New York-based fund reported 1,803 shares. Voloridge Investment Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,254 shares. 3 were accumulated by Country National Bank. Bartlett & Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 488 shares. Edgestream Lp holds 0.16% or 3,273 shares. Fincl reported 901 shares. Nordea reported 0.05% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Prudential Public Limited Company holds 0% or 1,500 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Ballentine Lc has 0.02% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Hrt Fincl Ltd Liability Company holds 0.03% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 721 shares. Wedge Capital L Lp Nc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 2,450 shares.

Another recent and important W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “More on W.W. Grainger’s Q4 mixed results – Seeking Alpha” on January 24, 2019.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating supplies; and other related services and products that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company has market cap of $16.43 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 21.49 P/E ratio. The firm offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, and various other products.

The stock increased 0.54% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $294.99. About 218,500 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 18.34% since March 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.97% the S&P500. Some Historical GWW News: 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N SAYS CFO RON JADIN TO RETIRE; 19/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC – EXPECTS 2018 SALES GROWTH OF 5 TO 8 PERCENT AND EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $14.30 TO $15.30; 21/04/2018 – DJ WW Grainger Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GWW); 25/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N INCREASES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND BY 6.3 PCT TO $1.36/SHR; 02/04/2018 – W.W. Grainger: Chief People Officer Joseph High to Retire; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER – MOST RECENTLY, OKRAY SERVED AS EVP AND CFO FOR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS; 25/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Dividend to $1.36; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Year Sales Guidance to Range of 5% to 8%; 15/05/2018 – JANA PARTNERS LLC DISSOLVES SOLE SHARE STAKE IN W W GRAINGER INC; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC – JOSEPH HIGH TO RETIRE AS CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

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