Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 39.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,057,443 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 298,842 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.29% of Medical Properties Trust worth $13,609,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 6,731.8% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 40,047,534 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $516,212,000 after purchasing an additional 39,461,340 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 142.8% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 11,859,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $152,628,000 after purchasing an additional 6,973,902 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 766.7% during the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 4,320,798 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $55,608,000 after purchasing an additional 3,822,244 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in 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. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP bought a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth approximately $29,018,000. 83.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on MPW shares. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine cut Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub cut Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.10.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at 13.05 on Monday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.03. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $13.04 and a 200 day moving average of $13.07. The firm has a market cap of $4.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.95 and a beta of 0.88.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The company had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.32 earnings per share. Medical Properties Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.36%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 115.66%.

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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.

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

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