First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 12.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 64,746 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 9,154 shares during the quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc.’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $829,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MPW. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.6% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 57,790,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $743,768,000 after purchasing an additional 3,561,518 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6,731.8% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 40,047,534 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $516,212,000 after purchasing an additional 39,461,340 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 8.9% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 13,525,447 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $174,072,000 after purchasing an additional 1,109,174 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 12,202,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $157,286,000 after purchasing an additional 811,784 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 142.8% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 11,859,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $152,628,000 after purchasing an additional 6,973,902 shares during the period. 83.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) opened at 13.18 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.61 billion, a PE ratio of 16.11 and a beta of 0.88. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $13.00 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.07.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The company had revenue of $166.80 million for 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 firm’s quarterly revenue 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 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.28%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 115.66%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on MPW shares. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target 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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