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REIT Stocks Technical Reports -- Medical Properties Trust, HCP Inc., Ventas, and Welltower

Chelmsford Park SA
Posted on: 30 Oct 16

NEW YORK, October 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

In recent years, medical office buildings and hospitals have been potential assets, while skilled-nursing properties have been underperforming due to changes in medical billing practices. Nonetheless, real estate investors and analysts believe that bankruptcies as extreme as back in the late 1990s is unlikely to happen again in the latter category. This morning, recalls the most recent performances of the following Healthcare Facilities REITs: Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW), HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP), Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), and Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN). Download the free research reports on these stocks today:

Medical Properties Trust  

Birmingham, Alabama-based Medical Properties Trust Inc.'s shares dropped 3.11%, closing Thursday's trading session at $14.03. The stock recorded a trading volume of 4.26 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 3.51 million shares. Shares of the Company have advanced 28.06% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.43% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, 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 36.84.

On October 03rd, 2016, the company announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of real estate interests of nine acute care hospitals operated by Steward Health Care System LLC and an equity interest in Steward. Certain members of Steward Health Care System's management and affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management committed to acquire 10,344,828 common shares of Medical Properties Trust. The Company financed the acquisitions with proceeds from its recently closed public offering of 57.5 million shares of its common stock and borrowings from its revolving credit facility. See our free and comprehensive research report on MPW at:

HCP Inc. 

On Thursday, shares in Irvine, California-based HCP Inc. recorded a trading volume of 4.00 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 3.18 million shares. The stock fell 2.82%, ending the day at $34.08. The Company's shares are trading below their 200-day moving average by 1.51%. Furthermore, shares of HCP, which invests in real estate markets of the US, have an RSI of 27.12.

On October 04th, 2016, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Underperform' to 'Neutral'.

On October 24th, 2016, S&P DOW Jones Indices announced that Quality Care Properties Inc. will replace Guess? Inc. in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on November 1st, 2016. S&P 500 constituent HCP is spinning off Quality Care Properties in a transaction expected to be completed after the close of trading on October 31st, 2016. Post spin-off, HCP will remain in the S&P 500. HCP free research report PDF is just a click away at:


Chicago, Illinois-based Ventas Inc.'s stock finished the day 2.38% lower at $66.40 and with a total trading volume of 1.68 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 21.75% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 2.83%. Additionally, shares of Ventas, which engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry, have an RSI of 36.23.

On October 10th, 2016, Ventas announced that it will issue its Q3 2016 earnings release prior to the opening of trading on the NYSE on October 28th, 2016. A conference call to discuss those earnings will be held the same day at 10:00 a.m. ET.

On October 20th, 2016, research firm Jefferies upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy'. Sign up for your complimentary report on VTR at:


Shares in Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. ended yesterday's session 1.85% lower at $68.40. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.86 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 4.28% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.15% below its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Welltower, which engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets, have an RSI of 32.42.

On October 27th, 2016, Welltower announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the quarter ended September 30th, 2016 of $0.86 per share. The dividend will be the company's 182nd consecutive quarterly payment, payable November 21st, 2016, to stockholders of record on November 8th, 2016. Register for free on and download the latest research report on HCN at:

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 30/10/2016

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