Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Stake Increased by Kempen Capital Management N.V.

Kempen Capital Management N.V. lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 30.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 99,885 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 23,055 shares during the quarter. Kempen Capital Management N.V.’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $1,285,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in MPW. Bank of Montreal Can grew its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 8.8% during the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 44,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $568,000 after buying an additional 3,573 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.6% during the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 237,491 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,059,000 after buying an additional 14,656 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 28.4% during the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 21,353 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $275,000 after buying an additional 4,725 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank grew its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% during the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 527,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,802,000 after buying an additional 30,800 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc grew its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 3.9% during the 1st quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 19,557 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $252,000 after buying an additional 734 shares during the period. 83.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) opened at 13.06 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $12.90 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.02. The company has a market capitalization of $4.57 billion, a PE ratio of 15.97 and a beta of 0.88. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $11.54 and a 52 week high of $15.34.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.32 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.35%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 115.66%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on MPW. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Monday, July 24th. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.10.

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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