Zacks: Brokerages Expect MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (MRT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $13.95

Brokerages expect MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:MRT) to post $13.95 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for MedEquities Realty Trust’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $14.35 million and the lowest is $13.19 million. MedEquities Realty Trust reported sales of $16.23 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 14%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 20th.

On average, analysts expect that MedEquities Realty Trust will report full year sales of $57.89 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $57.15 million to $58.31 million. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report sales of $65.86 million, with estimates ranging from $62.16 million to $67.90 million. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for MedEquities Realty Trust.

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Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on MRT shares. JMP Securities set a $12.00 price objective on MedEquities Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded MedEquities Realty Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded MedEquities Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Raymond James cut MedEquities Realty Trust to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded MedEquities Realty Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. MedEquities Realty Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.89.

NYSE:MRT traded down $0.04 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $10.80. 274,108 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 904,432. The stock has a market cap of $341.89 million, a PE ratio of 9.47 and a beta of 1.79. MedEquities Realty Trust has a 1-year low of $6.27 and a 1-year high of $11.85.

In related news, Director Bluemountain Capital Managemen sold 4,617 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.67, for a total value of $30,795.39. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders sold a total of 1,464,394 shares of company stock worth $15,566,349 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of MRT. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 41.0% in the 4th quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,603,235 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $17,806,000 after buying an additional 756,318 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 14.8% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,721,509 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $16,733,000 after buying an additional 222,015 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc raised its position in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 7.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 3,151,744 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $30,635,000 after buying an additional 205,635 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 7.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,151,744 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $30,635,000 after buying an additional 205,635 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust by 21.5% in the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,020,302 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,917,000 after buying an additional 180,502 shares during the period. 91.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About MedEquities Realty Trust

MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT) is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust that invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investments. The Company's management team has extensive industry experience in acquiring, owning, developing, financing, operating, leasing and monetizing many types of healthcare properties and portfolios.

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