Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Shares Bought by Earnest Partners LLC

Earnest Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 2.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,292,875 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 64,512 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned about 0.90% of Medical Properties Trust worth $43,235,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of MPW. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 142.8% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 11,859,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $152,628,000 after purchasing an additional 6,973,902 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 766.7% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 4,320,798 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $55,608,000 after purchasing an additional 3,822,244 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 57,790,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $743,768,000 after purchasing an additional 3,561,518 shares in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter worth about $29,018,000. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 9.5% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 14,803,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $194,375,000 after purchasing an additional 1,278,480 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.35% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $13.58. 2,156,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,130,785. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.55. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $11.88 and a one year high of $14.22. The company has a market capitalization of $4,945.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.53, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.96.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 company had revenue of $176.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.57 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed 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. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.07%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 126.32%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on MPW shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Medical Properties Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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