Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Shares Bought by Geode Capital Management LLC

Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 11.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,534,823 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 270,055 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned 0.79% of Medical Properties Trust worth $32,673,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of MPW. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 2.6% in the first quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,907 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $153,000 after buying an additional 303 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 1.8% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 29,540 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $381,000 after buying an additional 520 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,565 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $241,000 after buying an additional 588 shares during the last quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC raised its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% in the first quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 10,582 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 616 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 2.7% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 25,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $325,000 after buying an additional 665 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.48% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) traded up 0.15% on Friday, reaching $12.93. 1,676,844 shares of the company traded hands. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $11.54 and a 12 month high of $15.74. The company has a market capitalization of $4.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.52 and a beta of 0.89. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $12.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.04.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 41.79% and a return on equity of 7.94%. The company had revenue of $156.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $156.91 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.35 EPS. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue was up 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.87 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.42%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently 114.29%.

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Several equities analysts recently weighed in on MPW shares. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $13.00 to $15.00 in a report on Friday, April 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Monday, May 15th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.20.

In related news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total value of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Medical Properties Trust

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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