Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Position Boosted by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio

Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 386.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 168,636 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 133,955 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $2,170,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BB&T Securities LLC lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 0.3% during the second quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 31,541 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $405,000 after buying an additional 102 shares during the period. Creative Planning lifted its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $355,000 after purchasing an additional 185 shares during the last quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc. now owns 12,824 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $165,000 after purchasing an additional 216 shares during the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $343,000 after purchasing an additional 233 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. lifted its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $384,000 after purchasing an additional 290 shares during the last quarter. 84.01% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.56. 1,815,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,052,504. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.57 and a 12-month high of $14.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,937.96, a P/E ratio of 10.51, a P/E/G ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a current ratio of 2.55, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 39.95% and a return on equity of 7.36%. The business had revenue of $176.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $172.57 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.30 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.08%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 126.32%.

Several brokerages have recently commented on MPW. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.18.

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Medical Properties Trust Company 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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