Schroder Investment Management Group bought a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 117,719 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,519,000.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 25.2% during the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,653,360 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $21,311,000 after purchasing an additional 332,602 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 766.7% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 4,320,798 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $55,608,000 after purchasing an additional 3,822,244 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% during the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 527,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,802,000 after purchasing an additional 30,800 shares during the period. RMR Advisors LLC increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. RMR Advisors LLC now owns 370,320 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,766,000 after purchasing an additional 20,000 shares during the period. Finally, Texas Yale Capital Corp. increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp. now owns 66,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $852,000 after purchasing an additional 1,250 shares during the period. 83.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) opened at 12.94 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $12.90 and a 200 day moving average of $13.02. The firm has a market cap of $4.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.82 and a beta of 0.88. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.34.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.32 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 earnings per share 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.42%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 115.66%.

MPW has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Medical Properties Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.10.

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.

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

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