Guardian Capital LP Has $7.60 Million Stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Guardian Capital LP increased its position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 1.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 578,585 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,164 shares during the quarter. Guardian Capital LP owned about 0.16% of Medical Properties Trust worth $7,597,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 2.6% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 853,204 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $11,203,000 after acquiring an additional 21,604 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 64.3% in the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 308,845 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,055,000 after acquiring an additional 120,846 shares during the period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the third quarter valued at approximately $210,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 26.5% in the third quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 310,399 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,079,000 after acquiring an additional 64,966 shares during the period. Finally, Earnest Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 2.0% in the third quarter. Earnest Partners LLC now owns 3,292,875 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $43,235,000 after acquiring an additional 64,512 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 81.35% of the company’s stock.

MPW has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed 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 reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Medical Properties Trust presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.18.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $13.65. 1,886,800 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,119,586. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,952.52, a P/E ratio of 10.54, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.96. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.88 and a 52-week high of $14.22. 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 (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 39.95% and a return on equity of 7.36%. The business’s revenue was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 126.32%.

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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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

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