Traders Recap on Worth Watching Stocks: Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (ADR)(NYSE:PBR), Southern Co (NYSE:SO), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)

On Thursday, Shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (ADR)(NYSE:PBR), added 4.83% and closed at $10.41 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $10.01 and $10.45. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil and internationally. Its Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas; and sale of crude oil and oil products produced at natural gas processing plants in domestic and foreign markets. The company’s Refining, Transportation and Marketing segment is involved in the refining, logistics, transport, and trading of crude oil and oil products, in addition to exports ethanol and invests in petrochemical companies. This segment also engages in the extraction and processing of shale. The company’s Gas and Power segment engages in the transportation and trade of natural gas and liquid natural gas; generation and trade of electricity; holding interests in natural gas transportation and distribution, and thermoelectric power plants; and fertilizer business. Its Biofuels segment is involved in the production of biodiesel and its co-products, in addition to in the investment, production, and trading of ethanol, sugar, and the electric power generated from sugarcane bagasse.

Southern Co (NYSE:SO), dropped -0.18% and closed at $49.43 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $49.14 and $49.72. The company’s Market capitalization is $48.07 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 978.71 Million. Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the third quarter of 2016 by 7:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 31, 2016.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Fanning and Chief Financial Officer Art P. Beattie will discuss earnings and the Southern Company outlook during a meeting for financial analysts in New York City at 8:45 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 31, 2016.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW), gained 1.14% and closed at $14.17 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $13.77 and $14.26. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $9.61 and reached to max level of $15.91. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. The company also provides mortgage loans to healthcare operators, in addition to working capital and other term loans to its tenants/borrowers. As of February 24, 2011, its portfolio consisted of 58 properties, counting 22 general acute care hospitals, 17 long-term acute care hospitals, 9 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 2 medical office buildings, and 6 wellness centers, in addition to 2 non-owned general acute care facilities.

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