NEW YORK, December 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com takes a closer look at the following Healthcare Facilities REITs: Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW), HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP), Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), and Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN). These stocks belong to the Financials sector, which was mixed in afternoon trading on Monday, December 19th, 2016. As per a NASDAQ report, the NYSE Financial Sector Index dropped about 0.1%, while Financials companies in the S&P 500 Index climbed about 0.1%, reversing a small decline earlier in the day. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
Medical Properties Trust
Birmingham, Alabama-based Medical Properties Trust Inc.'s shares rose 0.90%, finishing Monday's trading session at $12.29. A total volume of 2.38 million shares was traded. In the last one month and since the start of this year, the stock has advanced 2.18% and 14.35%, respectively. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 3.72%. Moreover, shares of Medical Properties Trust, which acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 47.75.
On November 03rd, 2016, Medical Properties reported that net income for Q3 2016 was $70.4 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to $23.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in Q3 2015. The company's Normalized FFO for Q3 2016 increased 4% to $75.1 million compared to $72.5 million in Q3 2015.
On December 13th, 2016, research firm Wells Fargo downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Perform' to 'Underperform'. See our free and comprehensive research report on MPW at:
On Monday, shares in Irvine, California-based HCP Inc. recorded a trading volume of 4.55 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 4.13 million shares. The stock ended the session 3.98% higher at $30.30. The Company's shares have gained 5.35% in the last one month and are trading 0.14% above their 50-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of HCP, which invests in real estate markets of the US, have an RSI of 53.09.
On November 21st, 2016, research firm Mizuho upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy', issuing a target price of $32 per share.
On October 31st, 2016, HCP completed the spin-off of its HCR ManorCare portfolio of skilled nursing and assisted living assets, as well as certain other assets, into Quality Care Properties, Inc. (QCP). HCP common stockholders on October 24th, 2016, received one share of QCP common stock for every five shares of HCP common stock they held and cash in lieu of fractional shares of QCP. On November 28th, 2016, for US federal income tax purposes, HCP announced that the fair market value of the QCP common stock distributed per each share of HCP common stock outstanding on the Record Date was approximately $6.17, or $30.85 for each share of QCP common stock. Accordingly, every HCP common stockholder who received a Distributed Share will have a tax cost basis of $30.85 per Distributed Share. HCP free research report PDF is just a click away at:
Shares in Chicago, Illinois-based Ventas Inc. closed at $61.79, up 1.08% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.18 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.08% in the last one month and 14.78% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 1.03% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Ventas, which engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry, have an RSI of 52.08.
On November 21st, 2016, research firm Mizuho downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral', issuing a target price of $63 per share.
On December 08th, 2016, Ventas announced that its Board of Directors increased the Company's Q4 2016 dividend by 6% to $0.775 per share. The dividend is payable in cash on December 30th, 2016, to stockholders of record on December 20th, 2016. Sign up for your complimentary report on VTR at:
At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. ended 1.84% higher at $66.38 with a total trading volume of 1.82 million shares. The stock has advanced 7.10% in the last one month and 1.20% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 0.77%. Furthermore, shares of Welltower, which engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets, have an RSI of 55.33.
On November 02nd, 2016, Welltower announced that for Q3 2016, the Company generated net income attributed to common stockholders of $0.93 per share and normalized FFO of $1.16 per share.
On December 13th, 2016, research firm Wells Fargo downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Market Perform'. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on HCN at:
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