Laurion Capital Management LP bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 187,059 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $2,407,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.05% of Medical Properties Trust as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of MPW. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 8.8% in the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 44,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $568,000 after buying an additional 3,573 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 6.6% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 237,491 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,059,000 after buying an additional 14,656 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 28.4% in the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 21,353 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $275,000 after buying an additional 4,725 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 527,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,802,000 after buying an additional 30,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 3.9% in the 1st quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 19,557 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $252,000 after buying an additional 734 shares during the last quarter. 83.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on MPW. ValuEngine lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Sunday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, JMP Securities raised Medical Properties Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, July 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.10.

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Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) opened at 13.06 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.90 and its 200 day moving average is $13.02. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.34. The stock has a market cap of $4.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.97 and a beta of 0.88.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 115.66%.

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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