Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC trimmed its stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 25.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 41,066 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 14,241 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $625,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BB&T Securities LLC raised its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 31,541 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $405,000 after purchasing an additional 102 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.7% in 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 in the last quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.9% in the 1st quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc. now owns 12,608 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $163,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares in the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.9% in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.0% in 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 in the last quarter. 85.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Monday, May 15th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target (up previously from $15.00) on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Medical Properties Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.10.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) opened at 13.32 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $4.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.28 and a beta of 0.88. The company’s 50 day moving average is $12.86 and its 200 day moving average is $13.03. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $11.54 and a 1-year high of $15.34.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The business had revenue of $166.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.21%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 115.66%.

In related news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total value of $1,135,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Medical Properties Trust 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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