BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA Acquires 213,151 Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 84.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 465,426 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 213,151 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned about 0.13% of Medical Properties Trust worth $6,111,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in MPW. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 34,681 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $447,000 after acquiring an additional 360 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 29,830 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $384,000 after acquiring an additional 290 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 87.6% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 82,793 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,066,000 after acquiring an additional 38,671 shares during the period. Creative Planning increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 27,554 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $355,000 after acquiring an additional 185 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 117,787 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,516,000 after acquiring an additional 5,563 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 84.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on MPW shares. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Medical Properties Trust currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.18.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at $13.78 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $4,950.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.55, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.95. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a twelve month low of $11.57 and a twelve month high of $14.22. The company has a quick ratio of 2.55, a current ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 39.95% and a return on equity of 7.36%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 126.32%.

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Medical Properties Trust Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United States and selectively in foreign jurisdictions. The Company’s segment is its investments in healthcare real estate, including mortgage and other loans, as well as any equity investments in its tenants.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

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