A BofA downgrade sends Medical Properties Trust (MPW -6.9%) tumbling. The bank cuts the shares...

A BofA downgrade sends Medical Properties Trust (MPW -6.9%) tumbling. The bank cuts the shares to Underperform from Neutral citing the REIT's YTD outperformance relative to the sector overall (it has outpaced healthcare REITs two to one). Put simply, funds from operations "multiple expansion has exceeded fundamental trends." SA contributor Brad Thomas claims MPW is an example of "mispriced risk."

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    Yesterday The Street publishes an article naming MPW a buy, and today Mötley Fool publishes article touting MPW one of three standout healthcare solid dividend performers, with no reason to doubt their ability to continue paying dividends at current pace, while BofA downgrades. Go figure!
    12 Apr 2013, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • COBeeMan
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    Yep, for this very reason I try to find specific authors that think the way I do and that I can learn from. Brad Thomas is usually good on non-mortgage REITs. I bought MPW this week during the pull-back; hope I wasn't too early.
    13 Apr 2013, 10:35 AM Reply Like
  • smess
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    i bought it at 6$ a share and can't complain.
    14 Apr 2013, 09:07 PM Reply Like
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