Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Stake Raised by Commonwealth Equity Services Inc

Commonwealth Equity Services Inc lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 17.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 90,584 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,162 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $1,189,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 12.1% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 10,102 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 1,093 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL purchased a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter valued at about $132,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter valued at about $136,000. Cetera Investment Advisers purchased a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter valued at about $141,000. Finally, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 10.3% in the second quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 11,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 1,031 shares in the last quarter. 81.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on MPW shares. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.18.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $13.82. 3,184,100 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,139,008. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.84 and a 52-week high of $14.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.55. The firm has a market cap of $5,039.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.73, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.96.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm’s revenue was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.30 EPS. research analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently 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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