Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC Has $183,000 Stock Holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)

Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC increased its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 74.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,385 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $183,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.1% in the third quarter. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC now owns 45,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $896,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. 6 Meridian boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 2.2% during the second quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 28,528 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $498,000 after purchasing an additional 606 shares in the last quarter. Campbell Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.8% during the third quarter. Campbell Capital Management Inc. now owns 85,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,665,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 4.0% during the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 18,492 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $323,000 after purchasing an additional 718 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Claraphi Advisory Network LLC lifted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 0.7% during the second quarter. Claraphi Advisory Network LLC now owns 100,151 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,747,000 after acquiring an additional 732 shares during the last quarter. 71.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

MPW has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Thursday, September 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 target price for the company. Barclays set a $22.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 21st. ValuEngine cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 29th. Finally, Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, October 14th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $19.50 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.18.

NYSE MPW opened at $19.95 on Friday. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $19.84 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $18.53. The stock has a market cap of $8.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.56, a P/E/G ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.52. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12-month low of $15.25 and a 12-month high of $20.92. The company has a current ratio of 6.27, a quick ratio of 8.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.12). The business had revenue of $224.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $221.40 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 6.36% and a net margin of 41.57%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.35 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 10th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 12th were paid a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.21%. This is an increase from Medical Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 11th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 75.91%.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 77,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.43, for a total transaction of $1,505,825.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 1,235,457 shares in the company, valued at approximately $24,004,929.51. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Emmett E. Mclean sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.37, for a total transaction of $1,837,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 1,066,337 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,588,610.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 279,464 shares of company stock worth $5,359,673 over the last three months. Insiders own 1.18% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust Company Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. MPT's financing model helps facilitate acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations.

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