Analyst Opinion Summary: Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW), Spectra Energy Corp (SE)

Medical Properties Trust now showing 12.5% EPS growth this year. RBC Capital Markets restated a buy rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) is an integrated self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.66% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.66 percent.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) reported the earnings of $0.22/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.22/share.

Several company insiders have filed Insider transactions, on Nov 14, 2016, Steven D Kesler (director) sold 4,000 shares at $27.72 per share price. NWSA right now sits at consensus rating of 2.50 while 5 analysts have advocated the shares as "BUY", 1 calls it an "OUTPERFORM" and 4 suggest "HOLD". The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $14.50.

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Corporate Office Properties Trust closed its last trading session at $32.28 with the gain of 2.11%. The stock now has a Market Cap of $7.16B. Corporate Office Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $21.93 and a 12 month high of $33.24. (MPW) now trades with a market capitalization of $4.24 Billion. The real estate investment trust reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.29. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 2.4%.

Many Analysts provided their foresight on Revenue Estimates of Medical Properties Trust Inc. where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $158.97 Million for the current quarter. At present, 10 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. The company's revenue for the quarter was down.9% on a year-over-year basis.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.89% of the company's stock. Schnieders Capital Management LLC now owns 192,300 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $2,925,000 after buying an additional 512 shares during the last quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands raised its position in Corporate Office Properties Trust by 48.5% in the third quarter. The stock is a Buy among 1 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in Corporate Office Properties Trust by 9.5% in the second quarter. The stock has a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.50.

In the last Quarter, Medical Properties Trust Inc.

Turning to News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), its shares were trading at $13.08 a retreat of $0, on the trading floor. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.34%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 29th. Corporate Office Properties Trust's dividend payout ratio is now -2,749.31%.

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a Maryland real estate investment trust that invests in senior housing income producing real estate, including senior apartments and assisted living, congregate care and nursing home properties. Corporate Office Properties operates three real estate service companies: Corporate Development Services, Corporate Office Services and Corporate Management Services. It also has an operating wholesale data center segment.