Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Holdings Increased by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 13.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 53,123 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,242 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $684,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 12.1% during the 2nd 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 acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter valued at $132,000. Neuburgh Advisers LLC raised its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% during the 1st quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 10,582 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $136,000 after purchasing an additional 616 shares during the period. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. raised its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 11,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,031 shares during the period. Finally, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter valued at $147,000. 85.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at 13.18 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.11 and a beta of 0.88. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $12.89 and its 200 day moving average is $13.02.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.32 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.28%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 115.66%.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, July 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, JMP Securities raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.10.

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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