Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Shares Bought by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 0.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,769,185 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,544 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $34,605,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 13.5% during the 3rd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 705,702 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $13,804,000 after buying an additional 83,705 shares during the period. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. lifted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 19.5% during the third quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 87,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,713,000 after buying an additional 14,300 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 203.0% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 218,117 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,268,000 after buying an additional 146,127 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 12.2% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 18,621,664 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $369,012,000 after buying an additional 2,030,387 shares during the period. Finally, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 15.3% in the third quarter. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board now owns 76,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,487,000 after buying an additional 10,100 shares during the period. 71.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NYSE:MPW opened at $20.56 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $10.68 billion, a PE ratio of 15.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.74 and a beta of 0.51. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $15.25 and a fifty-two week high of $21.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 6.27 and a quick ratio of 6.27. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $20.21 and its two-hundred day moving average is $18.83.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $224.70 million during 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%. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.35 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 12th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 11th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.06%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 75.91%.

In other news, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 101,964 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.78, for a total transaction of $2,016,847.92. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,058,820 shares in the company, valued at approximately $40,723,459.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Holzgrefe Richard purchased 500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $0.09 per share, for a total transaction of $44,500.00. 1.18% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

MPW has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 27th. Bank of America began coverage on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Monday, October 14th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $19.50 price objective for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th. Barclays set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 21st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $21.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 12th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Medical Properties Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.18.

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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